Amita Shastri

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United States of America




San Francisco State University


Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132, USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone(s): (415) 338-2139,
(510) 236-2349
fax: (510) 231-9199

Countries of Specialization

Sri Lanka

Research Interests

Teaching and research in Comparative Politics includes interest in democracy and democratization,
political economy of development, ethnic politics, and South Asian politics.
Primary research focus Sri Lankan politics, ethnic conflict, and political economy.
Author of numerous articles and book chapters, many in leading national and international academic journals.


Edited book:

The Post-Colonial States of South Asia: Democracy, Development and Identity (Sussex: Curzon Press 2001), with A. Jeyaratnam Wilson.


comparative politics ; ethnic conflicts ; political economy ; democracy ; political economy ; ...