PhD - Political Science
Emory University - 2021
MA - Political Science
Emory University - 2020
MSc - Politics and Government in the European Union
London School of Economics and Political Science - 2015
BA - Political Science
Rutgers University - 2014
Sivaram researches comparative institutions with an emphasis on the conditions under which checks and balances can constrain the behavior of governments. Specifically, Sivaram investigates how judicial and compliance-monitoring institutions lacking the tools of enforcement can uphold the legal order, while facing potentially noncooperative executives, legislatures, and citizens.
His research is featured in European Union Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Law and Courts, Journal of Politics, and Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy. He also received the 2020 APSA Law and Courts Section Best Graduate Student Paper Award, and the 2021 Neal Tate Award for best paper on judicial politics presented at the 2020 SPSA conference.
PSCI 3351: Comparative Courts and Law - Fall 2021