Pia Deshpande

Graduate Student Researcher

Pia Deshpande is a Political Science PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley. She is broadly interested in race, political behavior, and social inequity in American Politics. So far, she has worked on projects examining white American reactions to demographic change, narrative techniques to reduce prejudice against different outgroups, and asymmetric political mobilization as a result of elite weaponization of language.

Before starting at Berkeley, Pia worked as an academic researcher at the Cooperative Election Study and a journalist (most recently with the data journalism team at the Associated Press). She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Columbia University.

In Pia’s free time, she enjoys writing, going to see live music and theater, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with her friends.