Sushant Kumar is a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Boston. His doctoral research examines the emergence and persistence of the idea of the small family and two-child norms in Indian population policy making and the legitimization of these ideas through scientific knowledge-making. He has conducted archival analysis across India and the U.S and used semi-structured interviews with stakeholders to answer his dissertation questions. His work sits at the intersection of policy studies, political communication and STS to understand discursive contestations and formation of dominant ideas. He holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering and an M.Tech in Information Communication Technology from IIT Delhi.