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Emerging Scholar

Shahana Chattaraj

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Visiting Professor, Urban Studies Program and Department of City and Regional Planning, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

    About

    Shahana Chattaraj is a Research Fellow in Urban Studies and Planning at Sheffield University. She was previously a Post-Doctoral Scholar in Global Cities at University of Pennsylvania's Lauder Institute. Prior to her doctoral studies, Chattaraj worked with the United Nations Population Fund and the World Bank as well as community development organization in New Delhi. She is currently working on a manuscript based on her dissertation, which compares urban restructuring in the context of globalization in Mumbai and Shanghai, with a focus on the role of the sub-national state. Chattaraj’s research interests are located broadly at the intersection of globalization and economic development and urbanization in emerging economies, with a particular interest in state-business-civil society relations in globalizing cities, the informal economy, and emerging patterns of socio-economic and socio-spatial inequality in urban centers. Her areas of expertise include globalization and urban change, political economy of development, urban governance and politics, and urbanization in developing regions. 

    Selected Publications

    Wachter, Susan, Shahana Chattaraj, and Eugénie Birch. Forthcoming. Informal Real-Estate Markets.

    Chattaraj, Shahana. Forthcoming. Cities in Globalization. The Lauder Institute.

    Chattaraj, Shahana. 2012. Shanghai Dreams: Urban Restructuring in Globalizing Mumbai (PhD Dissertation, Princeton University).

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    Visiting Professor, Urban Studies Program and Department of City and Regional Planning, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

      About

      Shahana Chattaraj is a Research Fellow in Urban Studies and Planning at Sheffield University. She was previously a Post-Doctoral Scholar in Global Cities at University of Pennsylvania's Lauder Institute. Prior to her doctoral studies, Chattaraj worked with the United Nations Population Fund and the World Bank as well as community development organization in New Delhi. She is currently working on a manuscript based on her dissertation, which compares urban restructuring in the context of globalization in Mumbai and Shanghai, with a focus on the role of the sub-national state. Chattaraj’s research interests are located broadly at the intersection of globalization and economic development and urbanization in emerging economies, with a particular interest in state-business-civil society relations in globalizing cities, the informal economy, and emerging patterns of socio-economic and socio-spatial inequality in urban centers. Her areas of expertise include globalization and urban change, political economy of development, urban governance and politics, and urbanization in developing regions. 

      Selected Publications

      Wachter, Susan, Shahana Chattaraj, and Eugénie Birch. Forthcoming. Informal Real-Estate Markets.

      Chattaraj, Shahana. Forthcoming. Cities in Globalization. The Lauder Institute.

      Chattaraj, Shahana. 2012. Shanghai Dreams: Urban Restructuring in Globalizing Mumbai (PhD Dissertation, Princeton University).

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