Avishek Jha is a Programmes Fellow with Academe India. He is a Young India Fellow, Class of 2018, from Ashoka University, India. Prior to the Fellowship, he pursued his Masters in International Relations and Bachelors in Political Science from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. He has been a journalist and a research analyst, associated with different organizations like ThePrint in New Delhi, the Sunay Policy Advisory in Gurgaon and the Centre for Public Policy Research in Cochin among others. His areas of research include Indian politics and South Asia.