Dipin Kaur is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Ashoka University.
Her research focuses on ethnicity and state strategy in the shadow of political violence, with a regional focus on South Asia and the British Empire. In her ongoing book project, she investigates why states collaborate with coethnics (i.e., individuals belonging to the same ethnic groups as insurgents) in response to some conflicts, but rely on ethnic outgroups in others. She deploys a variety of empirical methods, including qualitative interviews from multi-site fieldwork, archival research, counterfactual analysis, and quantitative analysis of medium-n observational and survey data. Her other work – published in the American Journal of Political Science and Social Text – studies gender dynamics, public opinion-building in conflict, and the politics of post-conflict transitional justice.
Dipin completed her PhD in Political Science from Yale University in 2021 and received a Bachelors in Political Science (with a minor in Public Policy) from UC Berkeley in 2016.