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Professor in Human Geography, UCL

Ayona Datta is Professor in Human Geography in University College London. She has expertise in undertaking theoretically informed, empirically rich research with cross cutting expertise in postcolonial urbanism, smart cities, urban futures, and gender citizenship. She was awarded the Busk Medal from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in 2019 for her contributions to the understanding of smart cities through fieldwork.


  • 2016–present
    Reader in Urban Futures, King's College London