Diya Mehra
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi – 110021
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  • PhD in Social Anthropology from University of Texas, Austin , in 2011

Recent Publications

  • Protesting Publics in Indian Cities: The 2006 Sealing Drive and Delhi's Traders.' Economic and Political Weekly, vol. XLVII, no 30, July 28 2012.

  • 'Urban Spatial Exclusion: A Historical Perspective' and 'Caste and Class in Indian Cities: Habitation, Inequality and Segregation' in Dupont, Zerah, Rewal, and Faetanini eds. Urban Policies and the Right to the City in India: Rights, Responsibilities and Citizenship. Delhi: UNESCO and Centre de Sciences Humaines, 2011.

  • Diya Mehra, Lalit Batra. 'Slum demolition and the Production of Space in Neoliberal Delhi' in Mahadevia, Darshini ed. Inside Transforming Urban Asia: Processes, Politics and Public Actions. Delhi: Concept, 2008.

  • Diya Mehra, Lalit Batra. 'Neoliberal Delhi: Through the Lens of the Yamuna Pushta Slum Demolitions' in Broius, C. and Ahuja, R. eds. Megacities: Approaches to Metropolitan Cities in India. Heidelberg: Draupadi Verlag, 2006.

Research Interests

  • Urban Anthropology
  • Anthropology and History
  • Politics, Governance and Development
  • The Anthropology of Everyday life

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