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Community Capital: Agrarian Transitions and Waste Economies in Urban India

in partnership with the South Asia Center

Vinay Gidwani
Distinguished University Teaching Professor of Geography and Global Studies, University of Minnesota
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 12:00
Center for the Advanced Study of India Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics 133 South 36th Street, Suite 230 Philadelphia PA 19104-6215

About the Speaker:

Vinay Gidwani is a Distinguished University Teaching Professor of Geography and Global Studies at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include agrarian and urban transformations, labor studies, informal economies, social reproduction, and waste. He has a forthcoming edited book (with Carol Upadhya and Michael Goldman) on speculative urbanism that builds on research in Bengaluru, and a public-facing monograph (with Priti Ramamurthy) on the life-worlds of informal sector migrant workers in Delhi and Hyderabad. He is the author of Capital, Interrupted: Agrarian Development and the Politics of Work in India (Minnesota, 2008), with recent articles in Economic & Political Weekly, Feminist Studies, Antipode, Journal of Peasant Studies, and Comparative Studies of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

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