I'm a first-year PhD student and the Carl J. Friedrich Fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard University.

I’m broadly interested in geography and behavior, particularly in a comparative and historical context (persistence, legacies, historical political economy). I’m currently working on several projects encompassing the historical origins of nationalism and the bases of authoritarianism and populism. I'm also interested in the development and application of statistical methods for studying these topics.


  • Dasanaike, N. (2021). Businessperson Deputies and Party Cohesion: Evidence from the Russian State Duma. Party Politics, 13540688211025176.

Noah Dasanaike



PhD in Government, Harvard, 2022—

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