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Graduate Student

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Center for South Asia Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • Economic Sociology and Organizations
    • Power, History, and Social Change
  • About

    The aim of my present work is to contribute to a better understanding of the social dynamics of rapidly-growing cities, especially in the developing world, and particularly in South Asia. The questions I am concerned with relate to the politics and social/spatial inequalities surrounding the provision of municipal services and the roles of key actors including the state, NGOs, private firms, city residents, and the informal sector in shaping the ways essential infrastructures are arranged. I am especially interested in the provision of solid waste services, the discourses of environment surrounding them, and the arrival of private companies in the field.  

  • Education
    • M.A. University of Texas at Austin, 2007
    • B.A. Florida State University, 2004
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Community and Urban Sociology, Political Sociology, Public Sociology, Sociology of Development, Cultural Sociology