Ashish Ranjan is a research fellow at Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University. He designed and led the field study on Indian elections. His area of interest is Democracy & Decentralization, Electoral Politics, Survey Research and Voting Behaviour.
Before joining Ashoka University, he worked with Centre for Policy Research (CPR) as a research associate and he has designed, led and conducted election studies in different states in India. Previously, Ashish also worked with Lokniti, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) as a research assistant. He has also worked with the Expert Committee on Leveraging Panchayati Raj, constituted by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, and was involved in developing a model activity map for Centrally Sponsored Schemes. He has also worked as a research analyst with Accountability Initiative, CPR; Centre for Criminology & Socio-legal studies, University of Toronto; and the Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia.
Ashish has a master’s degree in political science from the University of Delhi and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Patna University.