Harshini Abbaraju

2021-2022 CSDP Undergraduate Research Fellow

Harshini Abbaraju (she/her/hers) is a senior in the Politics Department pursuing the Track in Race and Identity. Born and raised in Central Iowa, and now living in Upstate South Carolina, she has long been interested and involved in Democratic party and progressive politics. Her JP featured a survey-experimental study exploring the homeland political attitudes of Indian-Americans. She is currently working on a senior thesis that examines pro-Palestine campus activism in terms of social movement theory and identity politics. She recently interned for an abortion access nonprofit and cares deeply about reproductive freedom as a cornerstone of modern democratic society. She hopes to pursue some form of graduate study in political science and later attend law school.