Rani D. Mullen's website
Rani D. Mullen is Associate Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary. She has a M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and a M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Her research and teaching focus is on democratization and development in South Asia, and democracy and state building in India and Afghanistan in particular. Rani Mullen worked for the Poverty and Social Policy Department of the World Bank for several years, was a consultant for U.S. Agency for International Development, and a legislative assistant to a member of the German parliament. Her articles have focused on the linkages between democracy, growth and poverty, the relationship between local governance and social wellbeing, and center-periphery relations in South Asian countries.
Professor Mullen is on leave during 2010-2013 as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, India. She recently received a $40,000 grant from The Asia Foundation to research Indian foreign assistance to other countries.
Teaching: Introduction ot Comparative Politics, Politics of Developing Countries, South Asian Politics, State Building in Afghanistan.
Book: Decentralization, Local Governance, and Social Wellbeing in India: Do Local Governments Matter? (Routledge, 2011)
(Indian Express, June 25th, 2012)
The Rise of India's Soft Power: It's not just Bollywood and yoga anymore (Foreign Policy, May 8, 2012)
India Flexes Foreign Aid Muscle (Current History, April 2012)
Advisor on India chapter of report Shifting Paradigm: How the BRICS Are Reshaping Global Health and Development (GHSi, March 2012)
select Media Quotes:
China Daily -- USA (March 10, 2012)
Science News Line (March 2012)
Press News Online (March 2012)
G20 (March 2012)