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Anil Menon

Professional Title: 
Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. (Political Science), 2022, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • MSc. (Economic History), 2015, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • B.A., (Majors: Economics & History), 2013, Middlebury College
Research Interests: 
  • Political Behavior 
  • Migration & Diaspora  
  • Historical Political Economy 
  • Political Rhetoric & Persuasion 

Menon studies comparative political behavior. Much of his work examines how vulnerability (real or perceived) shapes sociopolitical and economic outcomes. Across these projects, Menon uses data collected from interviews, archives, and surveys. He is particularly interested in documenting, understanding, and assessing the persuasive potential of historically-oriented political appeals by politicians ranging from Donald Trump to Volodymyr Zelensky.