Anjali Thomas

Associate Professor

Member Of:
  • Development Studies Program
  • School of International Affairs
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Anjali Thomas is an Associate Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and Director of the Nunn School Program in Global Development. Her research focuses on the political economy of development, and employs quantitative analyses of data derived from India and other developing country contexts. Her specific substantive interests include the politics of service provision, democratic institutions and the link between climate change and local level politics. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech, Anjali was a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She obtained her Ph.D. from New York University in 2010.

  • Ph.D. New York University.
  • B.A. Dartmouth College
Areas of
  • International Development, Political Economy, India.


Research Fields:
  • Conflict Research
  • Economic Development
  • Economics of Developing Countries
  • Political Economy
  • Asia (South)
  • Gender
  • International Development
  • Governance
  • Infrastructure
  • Politics
  • Vulnerable Populations


  • INTA-2050: Intro to Global Develpmt
  • INTA-3303: Pol Economy-Development
  • INTA-4040: Environmental Politics
  • INTA-4241: Democracy-Third World
  • INTA-6003: Empirical Research Meth
  • INTA-6202: Comparative Politics
  • INTA-6704: Intro Global Development