Adwaita Banerjee

Doctoral Student


Adwaita likes to interrogate urban spaces as meshworks of capital and densities. He has worked with civil society organisations over the last five years on the issues of cultural rights, urban knowledge systems and data democratisation. 

Prior to starting his PhD at Penn he has worked on urban thematics that focused on forms of urban marginalisations, informality and habitat in Mumbai, India. His interest lies in looking at connections of the material and social within urban communities.


BA.: Fergusson College, 2015

MA.: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, 2017

Research Interests

Social stratification, Climate justice, Decolonization, Critical Material studies, Infrastructure, Cultural studies, Political Ecology



Graduate Status