taran samarth


I’m a senior at Penn State studying political science, sociology, philosophy, and mathematics.

I’m chiefly interested in the politics of the American carceral state + democratic accountability in local institutions. You can see more about my work and self on my CV.

Outside of academia, I work to support activist movements for justice in central Pennsylvania. I advocate for a democratic, sustainable, and equitable university with the lovely team at Penn State Forward. 

You can contact me at taran /at/ psu /dot/ edu. Undergraduate students at Penn State interested in research advising can set up an appointment at starfish.psu.edu.