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Hi, I'm Arjun Vishwanath. I currently serve as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Vanderbilt University in the political science department and the Center for Effective Lawmaking. In the 2024-2025 academic year, I will join Boston University's political science department as an assistant professor.


My research focuses on representation in American politics. I am developing a book project that examines substantive representation through the lens of political values. Some of my other research focuses on the effects of campaign finance and electoral institutions on representation. My work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science and Studies in American Political Development


Prior to my time at Harvard, I worked as an associate consultant at Bain & Company. I received my B.A. from Swarthmore College in 2016 in Political Science and Mathematics.


Feel free to contact me at arjun.vishwanath@vanderbilt.edu.