Rishi Jha

Doctoral Student, MSW

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Work


  • Urban Studies, Housing, Global South, Social Policy, State and Civil Society, Resistance and Movements


My doctoral project examines how urban poor interface the state-controlled, market-facilitated and civil society-mediated displacement, resettlement and rehabilitation projects in India’s biggest megacity-Mumbai. Through a multisite ethnographic study of the resettlement colonies spread in different administrative wards in Mumbai, I tend to explore the transforming state-subaltern relations in the context of urban redevelopment, engendered subjectivities in resettlement and rehabilitation processes, everyday experiences of dwelling and aspects of governance in resettlement colonies.


I take lectures on International Social Work in the course SOPA21: Social Sciences and Social Work co-ordinated at Lund and Helsingborg campuses.

Recent research outputs

Rishi Jha, 2020, In : Community Development Journal. 55, 2, p. 199–217 19 p.

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Rishi Jha, 2019 Nov 12.

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Rishi Jha, 2019 Jun 12.

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