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Curriculum Vitae

    
Salil D. Benegal
salil dot benegal at uconn dot edu

Education
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Full-time Ph.D student, Dept. of Political Science. Major field: Comparative Politics, Minor field: International Relations
M.A. in Economics. August 2010. 

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
B.Sc., May 2008.

Publications [see research for abstracts/text]
"Globalization and the Right to Health". 2013. In The State of Economic and Social Human Rights, ed. Alanson Minkler. New York: Cambridge University Press. With Audrey R. Chapman.

"Declining Public Concern about Climate Change: Can we Blame the Great Recession?" 2012. Journal of Global Environmental Change 22(2): 505-515. With Lyle Scruggs. 

Conference papers
"Environmental Concerns and Economic Tradeoffs: How Concern for the Environment Shifts when People Think About Jobs." Prepared for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. 
"Social Welfare Generosity and Public Opinion about Climate Change" Prepared for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. With Lyle Scruggs.
"Procedural Justice and Political Risk." Prepared for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. With Mikhael Shor. 
"American Exceptionalism or Economic Erosion? What Explains Changing Attitudes to Global Warming?" Prepared for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. With Lyle Scruggs.
"Past Due: The Role of External Debt in Explaining Equitable Development." Prepared for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association. With Benjamin C. Carbonetti.
"Fair Weather Friends? Economics, Public Opinion and Climate Change." Prepared for the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. With Lyle Scruggs.

Research assistantships
CLAS Dean's Graduate Fellowship - Fall 2014.
Summer Research Assistant. "Household Consumption and Gender Inequality: Evidence from India," funded by UConn Human Rights Institute's Economic and Social Rights Program, under directions of Profs. Shareen Hertel and Nishith Prakash. Jun 2012-present
Lead Research Assistant. "Explaining Public Opinion About Climate Change", funded by the UConn Center for Environmental Studies and Engineering (CESE) under direction of Prof. Lyle Scruggs. Jan-May 2011. 
Summer Research Assistant. "Hungry for Justice: Social Mobilization on the Right to Food in India" funded by UConn Human Rights Institute's Economic and Social Rights Program, under direction of Prof. Shareen Hertel. Jun-Aug 2011. 
Research Assistant. "Globalization and the Right to Health" funded in part by UConn Health Center, UConn Human Rights Institute's Economic and Social Rights Program and University of Ottawa, under direction of Prof. Audrey R. Chapman. Jun 2010-Dec 2010, Jun 2011-Dec 2011.
Research Assistant. Social and Economic Rights Fulfillment (SERF) Index Project, under direction of Prof. Susan M. Randolph. Jun-Aug 2010. 

Teaching experience
University of Connecticut:
Comparative Human Rights (POLS 3212), Summer 2015 (forthcoming.)
Introduction to Comparative Politics (POLS 1202), Spring 2014.

Teaching assistantships
University of Connecticut:
• Teaching assistant - POLS 2998 - Politics of Inequality, Spring 2015
• Teaching assistant - POLS 3206 - Comparative Political Economy - Fall 2013
• Teaching assistant - POLS  - Introduction to International Relations, Spring 2013
• Teaching assistant - POLS 1402 - Introduction to International Relations, Spring 2013
• Teaching assistant - POLS 1402 - Introduction to International Relations, Spring 2013
• Teaching assistant - POLS 1402 - Introduction to International Relations, Spring 2013
• Teaching assistant - POLS 1202 - Introduction to Comparative Politics, Fall 2012
• Teaching assistant - POLS 2072Q - Quantitative Analysis in Political Science, Fall 2012
• Teaching assistant - POLS 2998 - Politics of the Environment and Development, Fall 2012
• Teaching assistant - POLS 1202 - Introduction to Comparative Politics, Spring 2012
• Teaching assistant - POLS 1402 - Introduction to International Relations, Fall 2011
• Teaching assistant - POLS 3602 - Congress and the Presidency, Fall 2010
• Teaching assistant - POLS 1402 - Introduction to International Relations, Fall 2010

Other recognition and awards
University of Connecticut, Dept. of Political Science. Predoctoral Fellowship. Fall 2010 and Fall 2011.
Lead Graduate Student for UConn Center for Environmental Studies and Engineering (CESE) Grant, Spring 2011
Illinois Institute of Technology. Marvin Camras scholarship. 2004-2008.

Work Experience
Tata Chemicals Ltd, India, Strategic Finance Team. 2008. 
Citigroup Singapore, Asia Pacific Regional Consumer Treasury, Strategic Business Unit. 2007.

Software familiarity
Stata and SPSS for statistical work

Languages
Spoken: English, French
Literate in: English, French

Professional Affiliations
American Political Science Association
Illinois Institute of Technology Camras Merit Scholars Society 

Professional References
Prof. Shareen Hertel (Website)
Prof. Lyle Scruggs (Website)
Prof. Matthew M. Singer (Website)
Prof. Susan M. Randolph (WebsiteSERF Index)
Prof. Audrey R. Chapman (Website)