Maya Tudor will spend her fellowship year on two related book projects. The first book asks under what conditions nationalism can succor or stymie democracy through a comparative historical analysis of similar countries with different founding nationalisms across Asia. The second book (with Prerna Singh, Brown University) is a critical analysis of social science scholarship on nationalism, highlighting emerging research agendas.
Tudor is a comparative political scientist whose research focuses on democracy, nationalist movements, and party competition. Her book, Promise of Power: The Origins of Democracy in India and Autocracy in Pakistan (Cambridge University Press, 2013) was based on her doctoral thesis, which won the 2010 Gabriel Almond Prize for the best dissertation in comparative politics.
Tudor is an associate professor of politics and public policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. She holds a PhD in politics and public policy and an MPA in development studies from Princeton University and a BA in economics from Stanford University.
To learn more about her recent research, read this article in the Washington Post.