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Ayona Datta Dr Ayona Datta

Contact details

Room 1.42
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK

Email:
a.datta

Telephone:
+44 (0) 113 34 33362

Student hours:
Please email for appointment.

Research overview

My research and writing broadly focuses on the gendered processes of citizenship and belonging and the gendered politics of urban renewal and urbanization across the global north and south. I use interdisciplinary approaches from sociology, anthropology, feminist and critical geography combining a number of qualitative and visual research methodologies to pursue my research questions. 

 
*Blog: The city inside out
*Twitter: The Illegal City

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Latest publications

Datta, A (17 April 2014) India's Smart City Craze: Big, green and doomed from the start? Guardian.

Datta, A (2013) Gendered Nature and Urban Culture: The dialectics of gated developments in Izmir, Turkey, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. DOI: 10.1111/1468-2427.12081

Datta, A (18th September 2013) Film (15 mins) – City forgotten, openDemocracy digital commons

Datta, A (6th August 2013) Film (13 mins) – City Bypassed: The casualties of Mumbai’s urban renewal, openDemocracy digital commons

Datta, A (2013) Encounters with law and critical urban studies, City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, vol 17(4), 517-522.

Datta, A (2012) The Illegal City: Space, law and gender in a Delhi squatter settlement. Farnham: Ashgate. Nominated to be honored at the Geographical Perspectives on Women (GPOW) book event at the Association of American Geographers annual meeting in 2013 in Los Angeles.

Datta, A (2012) India’s Eco-city? Urbanisation, environment and mobility in the making of Lavasa, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, vol. 30(6), 982-996.

Current projects

  • Negotiating Multilingual Identities in Migrant Professional Networks

More work in progress

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