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About Nisha Mukherjee Bellinger

Dr. Nisha Mukherjee Bellinger came to Boise State University in 2017 and is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Political Science. She earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Missouri focusing on comparative politics and international relations, an M.A. in International Relations from Jadavpur University, and a B.A. in political science from St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai. Dr. Bellinger’s research interest currently focuses on the causes and consequences of human health and welfare as well as other political economic outcomes such as foreign direct investments and inequality. She is a member of the American Political Science Association, and is a referee for various journals including American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, and Foreign Policy Analysis to name a few.


2017 - Present Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of Political Science
2013 - 2017 Assistant Professor, Montana State Univeristy ‐ Department of Social Sciences & Cultural Studies
2012 - 2013 Adjunct Faculty, Stephen F. Austin State University ‐ Department of Government



2021 - 2021 Race and Ethnicity as the Determinants of Racialized Coastal Experiences in the Indian Ocean Region
The Social Science Research Council
Transregional Research Grant
Colleague(s): Saleh Ahmed
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Honors and Awards

  • 2003, 2004 - Father D'Cruz Politics Trophy, St. Xavier's College, University of Mumbai
  • 2011, 2012 - David M. Wood Excellence in Political Science Research Award, Department of Political Science, University of Missouri
  • 2014 - Best Paper Award for "From Whether to Why: Democracy and Infant Mortality within India", Association for Marketing & Health Care Research Conference


2012 Ph.D. - Political Science, University of Missouri
2006 M.A. - International Relations, Jadavpur University
2004 B.A. - Political Science (with Honors), University of Mumbai ‐ St. Xavier's College

Articles (17)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (2)

Conference Proceedings (3)

Conference Presentations (14)