Niloufer Siddiqui is a PhD candidate in political science at Yale University. Her research interests include political violence, the politics of religion and ethnicity, electoral dynamics in developing or transitioning democracies and political behavior. She previously worked at the International Crisis Group (ICG) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Islamabad and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in New York. She has an M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. in English from Haverford College.