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Graduate Student Research Funding | 2020 - 2021 Academic Year

Why Do Marginalized Groups Remain Underrepresented? The Case of Muslims in India

Why do some marginalized groups remain chronically underrepresented? This project considers the case of Muslims in India, the world’s largest democracy. In the past several decades, India has made significant advances in the political representation of a range of marginalized groups, including women, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and religious minorities. Yet, Indian Muslims remain underrepresented in politics and their representation has been decreasing over the past ten years. I use candidate selection data from a prominent Muslim political party along with voter surveys to study how mismatched voter and party preferences for candidates can contribute to underrepresentation.

Feyaad Allie, Department of Political Science

feyaad allie

Feyaad Allie is a PhD student in political science. He is interested in international relations and comparative politics, particularly the relationship between religion and conflict/violence. Feyaad holds a BA in government from Dartmouth College. Prior to Stanford, Feyaad worked in international development in Nairobi, Kenya.

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