Congratulations Chinnu Parinandi on New Book!

April 26, 2023

CU Political Science Assistant Professor Srinivas "Chinnu" Parinandi has published a new book! In Following in Footsteps or Marching Alone? , he explores how states have devised their own novel policies, and how the political workings of legislatures and public utilities commissions have impacted state renewable energy policy design. Through...


Congratulations Srinivas Parinandi!

Feb. 7, 2023

Congratulations to Srinivas Parinandi on his paper "Social Welfare Returns to Legislative Capacity: Evidence from the Opioid Epidemic" that has been chosen as the winner of the Best Paper in American Politics Award from the MPSA's Award Committee.


Policy Inventing and Borrowing among State Legislatures

May 27, 2021

Policy Inventing and Borrowing among State Legislatures By Srinivas C. Parinandi Abstract: Although a long literature has analyzed how policies diffuse or spread across the American states, scant attention has been given to how states invent or create original policy instead of borrowing existing policy from one another. In this...


Meet Srinivas "Chinnu" Parinandi

Oct. 3, 2017

Assisstant Professor Professor Parinandi is one of the newest additions to the Department of Political Science - arriving at the University of Colorado in the fall of 2015. “I chose to come to CU because it is a big research university that has a solid commitment to teaching” he said...


Chinnu receives Christopher Mooney Dissertation Award

Aug. 23, 2016

Srinivas Parinandi (Chinnu) received the Christopher Mooney Dissertation Award from the American Political Science Association (APSA) Section on State Politics and Policy. Chinnu's dissertation was titled, “Solving Brandeis’s Mystery: The Link between Electoral Vulnerability, Resource Capacity, and Policy Innovation in the American States”. Abstract Scholars and policymakers have long argued...