Bhumi Purohit, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science
Bhumi Purohit is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on comparative politics, political behavior, and South Asia.
The primary objective of her research is to understand the behavioral and institutional barriers to women’s political representation.
She is motivated by questions such as: why do women’s interests remain under-represented in politics, even with parity of electoral representation? How do gender biases about women politicians affect public service delivery outcomes in women’s constituencies?
Additionally, a secondary research agenda focuses on answering the question: how do institutional norms influence the behavior of bureaucrats and politicians? The basis of her research in South Asia and employ multi-method research techniques, including primary surveys, experimental work, and in-depth qualitative fieldwork.