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Sanjoy Chakravorty

Non-Resident Visiting Scholar
Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University
November 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017

Sanjoy Chakravorty is professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University, Fellow at the Center for Humanities at Temple, and a CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar. His recent research has focused on two broad themes—empirical work on India and theoretical work on inequality and epistemology. He also writes fiction. Professor Chakravorty has authored over fifty academic papers and chapters, and five books, the most recent of which are The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence (2013) and his first novel, The Promoter (2015). His collaborative work on the Indian diaspora with Devesh Kapur and Nirvikar Singh is forthcoming in 2016 as The Other One Percent: Indians in America. He is working on the manuscript of a new book—The Truth About Us: A Critique of Self-Knowledge in India.