Dishil Shrimankar

Dishil Shrimankar


  • Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Politics

Personal profile


I am a Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the University of Manchester. Prior to joining the University, I was a post-doctoral research fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London.  I completed my PhD in political science from the University of Nottingham.  

Research interests

My research interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics, Indian politics and quantitative methods. 

I am currently conducting research on local candidates in Indian elections as part of my Leverhulme Trust funded early career research fellowship. 

My research has been published in the British Journal of Politics and International RelationsRegional and Federal StudiesWorld Development, and Seminar among others. 

My doctoral dissertation explained the puzzle of why regional parties succeed in some Indian regions, but not in others. I showed that when national parties are decentralized and the regional branch is granted more autonomy, regional parties find it hard to succeed. A second component of the dissertation investigates why some regional branches of national parties have more autonomy where others do not.  


I have mainly taught comparative politics, quantitative methods and Indian politics. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Party organisation and party proliferation in India, University of Nottingham

1 Oct 201418 Dec 2018

Award Date: 18 Dec 2018

Master in Science, Comparative Politics, London School of Economics & Political Science (University of London)

1 Oct 20129 Dec 2013

Award Date: 9 Dec 2013

Areas of expertise

  • JA Political science (General)
  • JQ Political institutions Asia


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