Urban RISK Lab Lunchtime Lectures: Vyjayanthi V. Rao

Oct 31., 2014


Vyjayanthi V. Rao is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at New School for Social Research, New York. Previously she held positions at Yale University and at the University of Chicago where she received her Ph.D. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. For three years she served as a co-director of PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action and Research), an innovative urban think-tank based in Mumbai. She works on cities after globalization, specifically on the intersections of urban planning, design art, violence, and speculation in the articulation of the contemporary global city.