Ongoing Projects

* listed in the order of expected completion/submission.

    1. A book chapter comparing and contrasting Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh’s policy response during the onset phase of COVID-19 pandemic under the shared institutional framework i.e., Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 with Andrei Zhirnov [in-press].

    2. A paper on social contagion of ethnoreligious lynchings in India from 2009-2019 (Field: Collective Violence, Social Contagion, Deterrence, Criminology) [almost ready for journal submission].

    3. A paper on a century of riots in Uttar Pradesh, India with Barry Ruback (late) (Field: Social Psychology, Collective Behavior, Collective Violence) [almost ready for journal submission].

    4. A paper (series) on theorizing headscarf removal (Field: Sociology of Religion, Narrative analysis, Collective Behavior) [presenting first paper at SSSR’s meeting in Utah].

    5. A paper on network dynamics and success in cultural markets with Daniel Dellaposta (Field: Computational Social Science, Cultural Sociology, Team Science).

    6. A paper on the ‘scientization of society’ by way of theorizing science as an autonomous institution with David Baker. (Field: Sociology of Knowledge/Science, Social Theory, New Institutionalism).

    7. A paper on breakthroughs and diffusion of ideas across disciplines with David Baker and others. (Field: Sociology of Knowledge/Science, Social Theory, New Institutionalism).

    8. A paper on how conspiracy theories spread over overlapping belief networks using agent-based modeling with Daniel Dellaposta. (Field: Computational Social Science, Analytical Sociology, Collective Behavior).

    9. A paper on the determinants of compliance with public health measures during the onset phase of COVID-19 pandemic in India with Andrei Zhirnov.(Field: Public Health, Federalism, Collective Behavior) [under-review].

    10. A paper on how engineers think. (Field: Sociology of Knowledge, Social Studies of Science, Sociology of Education).