Political Science Faculty Database
Political Science
Arts & Sciences
Duke University

 HOME > Arts & Sciences > Political Science > Faculty    Search Help Login pdf version printable version 

Anirudh Krishna, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science and Associate Dean for International Academic Programs

Anirudh Krishna
Contact Info:
Office Location:  212 Sanford Institute
Office Phone:  (919) 613-7337
Email Address:  


PhD, Cornell University, 2000
M.P.S., Cornell University, 1995
M.A., Delhi School of Economics, 1980
B.A. (Honors), St. Stephens College, Delhi University, India, 1978

Comparative Politics
Political Institutions
Research Interests: Poverty and Democracy in Developing Countries

Current projects: Beyond Poverty: Prospects for Social Mobility, Connecting Democracy with the People: Institutions in the Middle, Internal Migration: How do People Move from Rural Areas to Cities, and What do they Experience?

Areas of Interest:

Poverty dynamics
Inter-generational mobility
Participation in Democracy
Social Capital

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. A. Krishna and K. Ananthpur, Distance and Diseases: Spatial Health Disparities in Rural India., Millennial Asia (Inaugural Sage Edition) (January, 2013) .
  2. A. Krishna, The Mixed News on Poverty, Current History (January, 2013) .
  3. A. Krishna, Examining the Structures of Opportunity and Social Mobility in India: Who Becomes an Engineer, Development and Change (forthcoming) .
  4. A. Krishna, Stuck in Place: Investigating Social Mobility in 14 Bangalore Slums., Journal of Development Studies, vol. 49 no. 7 (2013), pp. 1010-28 .
  5. A. Krishna, The Naya Netas: Informal Mediators of Government Services in Rural North India, in The Politics of Non-State Social Welfare Provision in the Global South, edited by Melanie Cammett and Lauren Maclean (forthcoming), Cornell University Press .

Duke University * Arts & Sciences * Political Science * Faculty * Staff * Grad * Master * Foreign Exchange * Reload * Login