Tanu Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University, and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Effective Global Action.
Citizens almost universally feel that their national-level governments are out of touch with their needs. How can individuals create change in their own communities? Tanu studies the behaviour of citizens and bureaucrats in everyday politics at the local level, a political arena that has become much more important in the last twenty years.
Currently, she studies how growth in three areas can amplify citizen voice. These areas are housing policies, new or understudied modes of civic participation, and digital inclusion. Her regional expertise is in urban India.