Louise Tillin is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the India Institute, King’s College London. Her work focuses on federalism, subnational politics and social welfare in India, and in comparative perspective. She is the author of Remapping India: New States and their Political Origins(London, Hurst & Co, New Delhi and New York, Oxford University Press, 2013) and editor (with Rajeshwari Deshpande and KK Kailash) ofPolitics of Welfare: Comparisons across Indian States (New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2015). Her work has been published in journals including Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Contemporary South Asia, Economic and Political Weekly, India Review, Journal of Democracy, Modern Asian Studies, Pacific Affairs, Publius: Journal of Federalism, Political Studies. She is an editor of the journal, Regional and Federal Studies. She has held grants from the British Academy, Economic and Social Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, and the UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI). She was earlier the Joyce Lambert Research Fellow in Politics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and taught at LSE, SOAS, Sussex and the Open University before King’s. Before joining academia, Louise worked for BBC News. She continues to write and comment regularly for media outlets.