Priti Narayan

Assistant Professor
phone 604 822 3268
location_on GEOG 208

Research Area

Education

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 2019, PhD
Columbia University, New York, MA
University of Madras, Chennai, India, BA

About

 

My research and teaching interests lie in urban processes and politics, particularly in South Asia. In my primary research project, I examine how contemporary urban development interacts with historical structures of patronage-based state society relations in Chennai, India. I use ethnographic and archival methods to investigate how residents negotiate with local politicians, bureaucrats, and activists to preserve citizenship in urban landscapes marked by violent, large-scale slum evictions.

I have also worked as a housing rights activist in Chennai for over eight years. A new collaborative project aims to narrate the history of the city through the personal and professional histories of my colleagues in Pennurimai Iyakkam (“Women’s Rights Movement”), a 40-year old slumdweller rights organization.


Publications

 

Narayan, P., 2020. A Privilege for All Times. Gastronomica, 20(3), pp.60-61.

Narayan, P., 2018. The informal local: A multi-scalar approach to examining participation in urban renewal. In Urban Renewal, Community and Participation: Theory, Policy and Practice, Eds. J. Clark and N. Wise. Springer (The Urban Book Series), pp. 199-217

Narayan, P., 2017. Displacement as disaster relief: Environmental gentrification and state informality in developing Chennai. In Just Green Enough: Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification, Eds. W. Curran and T. Hamilton.

Narayan, P., 2015. Patterns in arbitrariness: Resettlement experiences of the unrecognized urban poor in Chennai. In Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: New perspectives on persisting problems, Eds. I. Satiroglu and N. Choi. Routledge, pp. 170-183.

Raman, N. and Narayan, P., 2013. Access to finance for incremental construction: A study from three low-income settlements in Chennai. State of the Urban Poor Report 2013. Oxford University Press.


Priti Narayan

Assistant Professor
phone 604 822 3268
location_on GEOG 208

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 2019, PhD
Columbia University, New York, MA
University of Madras, Chennai, India, BA

 

My research and teaching interests lie in urban processes and politics, particularly in South Asia. In my primary research project, I examine how contemporary urban development interacts with historical structures of patronage-based state society relations in Chennai, India. I use ethnographic and archival methods to investigate how residents negotiate with local politicians, bureaucrats, and activists to preserve citizenship in urban landscapes marked by violent, large-scale slum evictions.

I have also worked as a housing rights activist in Chennai for over eight years. A new collaborative project aims to narrate the history of the city through the personal and professional histories of my colleagues in Pennurimai Iyakkam ("Women's Rights Movement"), a 40-year old slumdweller rights organization.

 

Narayan, P., 2020. A Privilege for All Times. Gastronomica, 20(3), pp.60-61.

Narayan, P., 2018. The informal local: A multi-scalar approach to examining participation in urban renewal. In Urban Renewal, Community and Participation: Theory, Policy and Practice, Eds. J. Clark and N. Wise. Springer (The Urban Book Series), pp. 199-217

Narayan, P., 2017. Displacement as disaster relief: Environmental gentrification and state informality in developing Chennai. In Just Green Enough: Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification, Eds. W. Curran and T. Hamilton.

Narayan, P., 2015. Patterns in arbitrariness: Resettlement experiences of the unrecognized urban poor in Chennai. In Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: New perspectives on persisting problems, Eds. I. Satiroglu and N. Choi. Routledge, pp. 170-183.

Raman, N. and Narayan, P., 2013. Access to finance for incremental construction: A study from three low-income settlements in Chennai. State of the Urban Poor Report 2013. Oxford University Press.

Priti Narayan

Assistant Professor
phone 604 822 3268
location_on GEOG 208

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 2019, PhD
Columbia University, New York, MA
University of Madras, Chennai, India, BA

 

My research and teaching interests lie in urban processes and politics, particularly in South Asia. In my primary research project, I examine how contemporary urban development interacts with historical structures of patronage-based state society relations in Chennai, India. I use ethnographic and archival methods to investigate how residents negotiate with local politicians, bureaucrats, and activists to preserve citizenship in urban landscapes marked by violent, large-scale slum evictions.

I have also worked as a housing rights activist in Chennai for over eight years. A new collaborative project aims to narrate the history of the city through the personal and professional histories of my colleagues in Pennurimai Iyakkam ("Women's Rights Movement"), a 40-year old slumdweller rights organization.

 

Narayan, P., 2020. A Privilege for All Times. Gastronomica, 20(3), pp.60-61.

Narayan, P., 2018. The informal local: A multi-scalar approach to examining participation in urban renewal. In Urban Renewal, Community and Participation: Theory, Policy and Practice, Eds. J. Clark and N. Wise. Springer (The Urban Book Series), pp. 199-217

Narayan, P., 2017. Displacement as disaster relief: Environmental gentrification and state informality in developing Chennai. In Just Green Enough: Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification, Eds. W. Curran and T. Hamilton.

Narayan, P., 2015. Patterns in arbitrariness: Resettlement experiences of the unrecognized urban poor in Chennai. In Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: New perspectives on persisting problems, Eds. I. Satiroglu and N. Choi. Routledge, pp. 170-183.

Raman, N. and Narayan, P., 2013. Access to finance for incremental construction: A study from three low-income settlements in Chennai. State of the Urban Poor Report 2013. Oxford University Press.