Dr. Namesh Killemsetty
B.Tech. (Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology);
M.Tech. (CEPT, Ahmedabad);
Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Dr Namesh Killemsetty is an Assistant Professor in the Jindal School of Government and Policy, O.P. Jindal Global University. He completed his Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2021. He also has an M.S. in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston, M.Tech in Infrastructure Management from CEPT University Ahmedabad and B.Tech in Civil Engineering from MNNIT Allahabad. Prior to joining UMass Boston, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, O.P. Jindal University. He also has relevant industrial experience working in the Civil Engineering sector.
As a transdisciplinary researcher working in urban governance and poverty, Namesh’s work particularly focuses on housing, tenure security, and community rights of slum dwellers integrating theories and methods from Urban Studies, Policy Analysis, Operations Research, and Decision Sciences. His research looks at identifying and using participatory approaches that amplify the voices of marginalized populations such as slum dwellers for effective policymaking. Namesh is the recipient of the 2021 Urban Affairs Association Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award, USA. He has been previously awarded as one of the global winners in a Research competition on Urban Development by Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, USAID, and the World Bank Group. Namesh teaches courses on Urban Poverty, Statistics, and State & Governance.
- Killemsetty, N., Johnson, M.P. and A. Patel. (2021). “Using Community Based Operations Research to Understand the Housing Preferences of Slum Dwellers in India.” European Journal of Operational Research. Available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2021.06.055
- Patel A, Joseph G, Killemsetty N, Eng S (2020) Effects of residential mobility and migration on standards of living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: A life-course approach. PLoS ONE. 15(9): e0239735. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0239735
- Killemsetty, N., Patel, A (2020). “Giving voice to the slum dwellers – understanding the implications of the implementation of the Land Rights Act in Odisha State, India” at 2020 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty. Available at https://www.conftool.com/landandpoverty2020/index.php?page=browseSessions&form_session=645&presentations=show
- Killemsetty, N (2013). “Understanding the evolution of slums in Ahmedabad through integration of survey datasets” in Garland, A. (ed). Innovation in Urban Development: Incremental Housing, Big Data and Gender, 2013. pp.127-145, in Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC. Available at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/innovation-urban-development-incremental-housing-big-data-and-gender-0