I am author of ‘The Illegal City: Space, law and gender in a Delhi squatter settlement’ (2012) and co-editor of ‘Translocal geographies: Spaces, places, connections’ (Ashgate, 2011) and ‘Mega-urbanization in the global South: Fast cities and new urban utopias of the postcolonial state’ (Routledge, 2017). I have another forthcoming co-edited book titled ‘Postcolonial Utopias: Histories of the urban future’ forthcoming with Manchester University Press.

I am also a publicly engaged scholar with a strong media presence. I have a first degree in Architecture (Delhi), an MPhil in Environmental Design (Cantab.) and a PhD in Environmental Design and Planning (Arizona State University).

Prior to entering academia, I practised as a chartered architect in Delhi and London.