Tanushree Goyal studies Comparative politics with a focus on Gender and Politics and the Political Economy of Development in South Asia. Ongoing research leverages original data with a combination of experimental and observational methods to explore representation, political participation, party activism, and development. Related research focuses on the intergenerational persistence of norms and identity and the consequences of disruptive shocks like climate and technological change, or ethnic riots on these outcomes. Other projects investigate accountability and programmatic voting in developing contexts.

She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Oxford in 2021, where she was a member of Nuffield College.