Tanika Raychaudhuri is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Politics Department at Princeton University, specializing in American Politics. Her research interests are in political behavior and include race and ethnicity politics, identity politics, and the development of partisan attachments. Her dissertation explores how social experiences shape Asian Americans’ political behavior and attitudes about the political parties. She is also working on several collaborative research projects on topics such as income inequality and the college experience, and Puerto Rican political participation.
Prior to arriving at Princeton, she graduated with a BA in Political Science (minors in Applied Statistics and Sociocultural Anthropology) from the University of Michigan, with highest honors and highest distinction. While at Michigan, she wrote a senior thesis under the advisement of Professor Nicholas Valentino about the priming effects of Spanish-language political advertising on US Hispanic voters. As an undergraduate student, she worked in Washington DC as a Congressional Intern for US Representative Rush Holt (2012) and US Senator Frank Lautenberg (2013). She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.