Niloufer A. Siddiqui is an assistant professor of political science at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany-State University of New York (SUNY). Prior to this, she was a post-doctoral fellow in the same department (2017-2018). Her book project examines why political parties in Pakistan engage in violence and the variation in violence strategies that they employ. Her other research interests include political behavior, the politics of religion and ethnicity, voters and foreign policy, and the politics of South Asia. Her work has been published in the American Political Science Review, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Party Politics, and Politics & Religion, and she has also co-edited a volume on political parties in Pakistan published by Georgetown University Press.
Her work has received generous support from Innovations for Poverty Action, the U.S. Institute of Peace, Stimson Center, the American Institute of Pakistan Studies, Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives, and several centers at the University at Albany, State University of New York and Yale University. She previously worked at the International Crisis Group and the International Organization for Migration in Islamabad and the American Civil Liberties Union in New York. Siddiqui holds a PhD in Political Science from Yale University, an M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.A. in English from Haverford College.