Welcome to my website! I am a fifth-year joint PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. I research and teach topics within comparative and international political economy, with a substantive focus on the distributive effects of globalization and the political economy of energy and the environment, and a regional specialization in China and India.
My research has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including The Journal of Politics, World Development, Studies in Comparative International Development, Economics and Politics, and Energy for Sustainable Development.
At Princeton, I am a graduate fellow of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance and of the Center for Contemporary China, as well as a Princeton Energy and Climate Scholar. I also lead the water-energy research stream at the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy, Johns Hopkins SAIS. I received my BA in International Relations from Stanford University.
Please feel free to contact me at: meiralkon[AT]gmail[DOT]com.