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Rachel Brulé is an Assistant Professor of political science at New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi, where she is a tenure-track faculty member of the Social Science Division’s Politics Program. She is also a Research Affiliate with NYU’s Global TIES for Children: Transforming Intervention Effectiveness and Scale, and a member of the Empirical Gender Research Network (E-GEN). She specialises in comparative politics with a substantive focus on gender, South Asia, political economy, and institutions. Her research combines careful causal identification with innovative theory building to understand why equity-promoting reforms have unintended consequences that may deepen inequality. A series of forthcoming publications captures the scope and dynamics of backlash to gender-equalising reforms around a crucial good – land inheritance – in the world’s largest democracy: India. Her articles have been accepted for publication in the Journal of Development Economics and Asian Survey, and conditionally accepted at the Journal of Politics, and her first book manuscript, titled 'Women’s Representation and Resistance: Positive and Perverse Consequences of Indian Reforms for Gender Equality', is under contract with Cambridge University Press.
Posts by Rachel Brulé
An important driver of India’s unnaturally male-biased population sex ratio is the desire among Indian parents to have sons. This article investigates the extent to which this desire is driven by th...