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Aditi Malik, Ph.D.

Political Science

Northwestern University, 2015

Email:  amalik@holycross.edu

Aditi Malik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the College of the Holy Cross (https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/political-science/faculty/aditi_malik).  Her current research examines the relationship between projected party lifespans and elites' incentives to instrumentalize election-related violence. She investigates this question in two developing democracies--Kenya and India--where she has conducted extensive fieldwork. Substantively, she is interested in the study of political parties, political violence, and ethnic politics in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Her research on these topics has appeared or is forthcoming in Human Rights ReviewHuman Rights QuarterlyAfrican Conflict and Peacebuilding ReviewTransitional Justice Review, and Commonwealth and Comparative Politics.  She has also conducted policy analysis for the World Bank and the United Nations. 


She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University, her MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and her B.A. in Government and Economics from Franklin & Marshall College. Prior to arriving at Holy Cross, she taught at California State University, San Marcos and served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Africana Research Center at Penn State.