Shamindra Nath ROY
Shamindra Nath Roy is an Associate Fellow in the urbanization initiative of the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) in New Delhi, India (https://cprindia.org/people/shamindra-nath-roy/). He is a geographer and his interest lies in examining inequalities through spatial lens. His area of work are rural-urban transformations, urban economic geography, emerging nature of governance in India’s urban sprawls, internal migration dynamics in India, determinants of female workforce participation in India’s cities and socio-spatial inequalities in basic services at the neighbourhood level. He has a keen interest in deploying spatial concepts like proximity, contiguity or interaction in analyzing non-spatial data, and working across datasets from various sources in the urban context.
Shamindra participated in an earlier project called India-Urban Rural Boundaries and Basic services (IND-URBBS), which was funded through the JEAI program of the IRD. In this project, he worked extensively on the patterns and discourses of census towns and villages with non-farm activities in India, and contributed on a large body of work built upon an earlier project on Subaltern urbanization (ANR-SUBURBIN : coordinated by Marie-Hélène Zérah, IRD-CESSMA, and Eric Denis, CNRS-Géocité). In addition to this, he worked on understanding spatial inequalities in access to basic infrastructure across the quasi-formal and informal settlements of Delhi, and also dynamics and social policies related to migration and urbanization in India.
Shamindra is a mixed method researcher and he has published on census towns, social security of migrants in vulnerable occupations like construction and brick-kilns, spatial inequality in basic infrastructure in the National Capital Territory of India and issues related to geography as a discipline in India. He has upcoming publications on political reservation and its implication on forest cover change in India, and on a spatial measure of social segregation, and on economic geography of rural non-farm activities and urbanization trajectory of India. He has an M.Phil and PhD in regional development with special reference to geography from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
He is hosted in CESSMA as a visiting researcher, as part of the IRD South-North Mobility Programme, from 24th April to 22nd July 2023.
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