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Tanika Raychaudhuri

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Princeton University
M.A., Politics, Princeton University


Research Interests

  • American politics
  • Political behavior
  • Race, ethnicity, and politics
  • Immigration
  • Public opinion

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Biographical Summary

Tanika Raychaudhuri is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and her B.A. from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the faculty at UH, Raychaudhuri was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research is in American politics with a focus on immigration, race, and inequality. Her current book project explores how Asian Americans — the fastest growing racial group in the United States — learn about American politics develop partisan preferences. She has published several articles in noted political science journals, including Electoral Studies, Perspectives on Politics, and The Journal of Politics.


Ph.D., Politics, Princeton University
M.A., Politics, Princeton University
B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan (highest honors and distinction; Phi Beta Kappa)

Selected Publications

  • Chan, Stephanie, Tanika Raychaudhuri, and Ali Valenzuela. Forthcoming. “Perceived Local Population Dynamics and Immigration Policy Views” American Politics Research
  • Raychaudhuri, Tanika, Tali Mendelberg, & Anne McDonough. 2022. “The Political Effects of Opioid Addiction Frames” The Journal of Politics
  • Chan, Nathan, Chinbo Chong & Tanika Raychaudhuri. 2021. “New Directions in Asian American Politics: Political Behavior, Part II” PS: Political Science & Politics 54(2): 244-248.
  • Mendelberg, Tali, Vittorio Merola, Tanika Raychaudhuri, & Adam Thal. 2021. “When Poor Students Attend a Rich School” Perspectives on Politics 19(3): 807-823.
  • Raychaudhuri, Tanika, & Andrew Proctor. 2021. “(Dis)enfranchised Citizens: Informational Messaging and Puerto Rican Political Mobilization” Politics, Groups, and Identities 9 (5): 1030-1050.
  • Raychaudhuri, Tanika. 2020. “Socializing Democrats: Examining Asian American Vote Choice with Evidence from a National Survey” Electoral Studies 63: 102-114.
  • Raychaudhuri, Tanika. 2018. “The Social Roots of Asian American Partisan Attitudes” Politics, Groups, and Identities 6(3): 389-410.