Akhil Rajan received a B.A. and M.A. in political science at Yale. He studies spatial inequality in the context of both political and economic divides. In the past, he has worked on policy for campaigns at the local, Senate, and presidential levels, and done stints at the Kerry Initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the White House. In his academic research, Rajan has studied the effects of gerrymandering, the political behavior of underrepresented candidates, and the impacts of campaign finance on American democracy. He will pursue a degree in comparative social policy at Oxford.