2017 Entangled Urbanization Participants



Liam Magee, Australia

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University

Researches digital methods, sustainable cities, open source software and the political economy of technology.

Emily Rains, USA

Doctoral student, Public Policy Studies (Political Science concentration), Duke University

Research on poverty and inclusive development.


Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay, India

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali (Chandigarh)

Historical Anthropologist of the Present, works on street hawkers and other forms of informal labour.

Bernard Barraque, France

Emeritus Research Director, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique

Paris Researcher with wide experience of urban planning, urban water conflicts and water supply across Europe, the return of Paris water to public control.

Abigail Brown, USA, resident in France

Doctoral student, Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Research on marginal communities in Paris, exclusion and their access to water and sanitation

Chris Butler, USA, resident in Nepal

Senior Editor, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu

Academic sociologist and organizer brings research experience on policy resistance to development in Nepal.

Nita Chaudhuri, France

Adjunct Professor, American University of Paris, Secours Catholique, Saffron Health and Environment

Academic/Practitioner Activist working with excluded populations in Paris.

Ben Crow, USA

Professor of Sociology, University of California Santa Cruz

Sociologist of international development, research on poverty, markets, inequality and access to water.

Shweta Damle, India

Associate Director, Committee for the Right to Housing, Mumbai

Wenjing Guo, France

Service Head – La Rochefoucauld Emergency Shelter, Social Emergencies and Accommodation, Association Aurore, Paris

Owiti K’Akumu, Kenya

Senior Research Fellow, Architecture and Building Science, University of Nairobi

Economist working on dynamics of residential segregation, pro-poor policies, water and sanitation

Meenoo Kohli, India, resident in USA

Doctoral student, Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Research on environmental challenges facing middle class settlement in Delhi

Davinder Lamba, Kenya

Executive Director, Mazingira (Environment) Institute, Nairobi

Nairobi Activist: NGO championing rights of underprivileged in informal settlements – perspective of activist and NGO approaches to slum upgrading

Stefan LeCourant, France

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences

Sundeep Narwani, India

Member of Aam Aadmi party (ruling party in Delhi) and Co-coordinator of the Delhi Government’s Jhuggi-Jhopri (slum) Wing

Delhi Policy: Involved in state-level policy decisions relating to the urban poor in Delhi

Helen Nzainga, Kenya

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nairobi

Virginie Polo, France

Social Action Center Ville de Paris (CASVP)

Sudhindra Sharma, Nepal

Executive Director, Inter Disciplinary Analysts (IDA)

Sujit Shrestha, Nepal, resident in USA

Doctoral student, Anthropology, Emory University

Sanjay Srivastava, India

Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University

Sociologist of urban change, culture and gender, author of Entangled Urbanism a study of  encounters and negotiations between powerless and those with power.

Bishnu Raj Upreti, Nepal

Research Director, Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research

Kathmandu Policy: Work on participatory planning, conflict management, community development and gender

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