Niloufer Siddiqui is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Yale University, studying comparative politics and international relations. Her research interests include political violence, sectarian conflict, and political behavior. Her dissertation examines the variation in the use of violence by political parties in Pakistan. Niloufer holds an M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. in English from Haverford College.