Sonal S. Pandya is an associate professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. A scholar of international political economy, her research analyzes the influence of politics on global production, and links between globalization and ethnocentrism. She is the author of  Trading Spaces: Foreign Direct Investment Regulation, 1970-2000 (Cambridge) and articles in journals including Review of Economics and Statistics, International Organization, and Journal of Politics. Pandya received the American Political Science Association Mancur Olson Award and the International Political Economy Society inaugural best book award. She is a graduate of Stanford University and received her PhD from Harvard University.