PhD: Infrastructure politics and urban life.

I wrote my PhD thesis, ‘Appropriate infrastructure and urban sociotechnical change in Ahmedabad, Gujarat’ (2022), at the Institute of Development Studies, UK.

My research explored the complexities involved in implementing infrastructure and development initatives. Focusing on the city of Ahmedabad, the thesis addresses the factors shaping such efforts — including history and politics, the constraints imposed by existing infrastructure, public expectations, and global discourses around innovation, development, and urban planning.

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, this research was part of a 1+3 studentship with the STEPS Centre, a research group bridging international development and science and technology studies.

You can download a PDF copy of the thesis from my site here (24.8MB), or by visiting the University of Sussex research repository.

Last updated: Saturday, 10 June 2023