She is module leader for the Introduction to Global Affairs and Contemporary India modules. Trained as an urban geographer, Srilata received her doctoral degree from Lund University, Sweden in 2017. With a prior background in History and Development Studies, her research interests include urban political ecology of South Asia, the politics of caste in infrastructure-building, and the political economy of subaltern urbanization. Srilata is a contributing writer for Feminism in India. She is also interested in documentary film-making and podcast production.
Dr Sircar's current research focuses on the knowledge politics and caste dimensions of urban infrastructure building in South Asia. With a focus on smaller urban centres, she adopts both archival and ethnographic methods to expose and dismantle the ways in which dominant knowledge regimes shape urban planning and development. She assumes an intersectional-feminist and postcolonial analytical stance.
Urban Political Ecology
Critical Studies of Caste
Contemporary South Asia
Dr Sircar invites PhD students interested in the following themes: historical and contemporary urban issues in South Asia, gender and caste politics, urban infrastructure and political ecology.