Niranjan J. Nampoothiri is a Research Assistant at the Power and Popular Politics cluster. He works across a portfolio that explores themes of collective action, transparency and accountability, citizen-state relations and political socialization.
Niranjan works on the FCDO-funded ‘Action for Accountability and Empowerment’ (A4EA) programme and ESRC-funded ‘Learning on the Street’ project at IDS. A4EA programme studies how social and political action in fragile and conflict settings affect accountability and empowerment. The ‘Learning on the Street’ project studies youth political socialization in the informal markets of Zimbabwe. His research interests include understanding citizen-state relations and particularly how collective action can succeed in demanding change from the state and private sector.
Before joining IDS, Niranjan worked on rights-based advocacy for health and education in India.