Anoop Sadanandan is a social scientist specializing in political economy and comparative politics.

He studies and writes about economic and political development, democracies, and India. 

He is the author of a book, several academic papers and shorter journalistic articles. His book, Why Democracy Deepens, explores the development of democracy in India.

Currently, he teaches at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs in Syracuse University, New York.

He holds a PhD from Duke University.