Parijat is broadly interested in questions around culture, governance, markets, and the organization of collective behavior. He is currently interested in forward-looking developments in techniques and technologies of governance. His previous research used the case of belief in climate change to explore cultural authority and deviance from group norms. Parijat is also working on a project examining elite university graduates’ transition to the labor market in Uganda and has published on mixed methods research using automated text analysis.
Before coming to Princeton, Parijat lived and worked for some time in Switzerland and Argentina. He earned his B.A. in Sociology and Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.