Chandan Deuskar is a Graduate Associate at Perry World House and a doctoral candidate in city and regional planning at the University of Pennsylvania. His doctoral research uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the impact of informal local politics on urban planning and on spatial patterns of urban growth in developing democracies. At Penn he has also co-taught an undergraduate urban studies course on global urbanization. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as an urban development consultant at the World Bank. He holds a Master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. from Columbia University.
Expertise: Asia-Pacific, Africa, Democracy, Populism, & Domestic Politics, Development, Urbanization