Maneesh Arora

Assistant Professor of Political Science

  Research interests include race & ethnicity, public opinion, immigration, intergroup solidarity, methodology.  

Maneesh Arora is an assistant professor of political science at Wellesley College, where he teaches courses on American politics, immigration policy, campaigns and elections, and research methods. His research has been featured in scholarly journals like Perspectives on Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and Politics, Groups, and Identities and media outlets like the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, the New School’s Public Seminar, and the London School of Economics Politics and Policy blog. His current book project is Parties and Prejudice: The Normalization of Antiminority Rhetoric in U.S. Politics.

Before arriving at Wellesley, Maneesh earned a Ph.D. in political science from UC Irvine in 2019. He grew up in Oregon and is an alum of the University of Oregon.