Varun Piplani

Varun Piplani

Davis-Hodgkins House, Room 201


Major — International Relations

Minor — Research Methods

I am a second-year graduate student in the Department of Political Science, studying International Relations. I focus on political economy in the developing world, possibly with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. Previously, I conducted research for an undergraduate thesis studying the promotion of sustainable development by international financial insitutions. I also have previous research experience with Professor Chad Rector on the creation of federations. Currently, I am a research assistant for Professor Alasdair Bowie, helping on a project comparing decentralization in Indonesia and Vietnam.

Current Research

Political Economy of Developing Areas, Southeast Asian Political Economy, Political Economy of Sustainable Development


B.A. University of Nevada Las Vegas

Office Hours

 Mondays 9:30-11:00am; Fridays 12:30-1:45pm