Rishi Jha

Rishi Jha

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Research Areas

  • Politics of Development
  • Urban Studies
  • Dis/possession
  • Biopolitics and necropolitics
  • Housing
  • Bureaucracy
  • Political ethnography

Doctoral Research: 

My PhD dissertation is titled "Unsettled City: Neoliberal redevelopment, state crisis, slum resettlement & biopolitical struggle in Mumbai". Building on an ethnographic exploration, I engage with two mega urban renewal projects, and multi-scaler and multi-site slum clearances, resettlements and socio-political dynamism. The project furthers situated understanding of postcolonial Marxism, governmentality, state bureaucracy, and bio-necropolitics. It is a compilation dissertation with a comprehensive discussion and four journal articles.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences

Free keywords

  • dis/repossession
  • necropolitics
  • Global South
  • biopolitics
  • Redevelopments
  • Ethnography
  • Mumbai


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