Seth Schindler is an urban geographer interested in rapidly growing metropolises in developing countries. He is particularly interested in theorizing urban transformation in these cities, which oftentimes cannot be explained by mainstream urban theory that was developed largely in Europe and North America.
He conducted his doctoral research on workers in the informal sector in Delhi, India, and demonstrated that they play an important role in the production of urban space.
He developed an interest in cities while completing a Master’s in Global Studies (2007) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, and Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India. He completed his PhD at Clark University (2013) in the United States.