B.M.M. (Sophia College for Women, University of Mumbai);
M.A (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai);
M.Phil., PhD. (University of Cambridge)
Dr. Shreyashi Dasgupta is an Associate Professor at the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy. Shreyashi has an MPhil (2015) and PhD (2020) from the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge. Her research interests include urban and labour geography, political ethnography, housing and infrastructure in cities of the Global South. Shreyashi’s doctoral dissertation, “The Accommodation City: Private low-income housing and urban space in Dhaka and Mumbai” explores the emerging forms and processes of temporary accommodation (dormitories, mess housing, work-residence rentals and paying guests/room-sharing) for low-income workers. Using an ethnographic approach, her work seeks to understand how accommodation matter ‘in’ and ‘for’ cities.
Before joining JGU, Shreyashi has supervised students at the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. She has been a part of the grading and assessment team for London School of Economics’s (LSE) Public Policy Analysis programme. Her past work outside academia includes Associate Research Fellow for Observer Research Foundation and Programme Officer for Aga Khan Agency for Habitat. Shreyashi has also worked on a wide range of developmental issues for the Cambridge Consulting Network, Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action and Research (PUKAR), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) that centered on public policies, health, water and sanitation, housing, education and urban governance in India, Bangladesh and United Kingdom.
Shreyashi has co-founded the Cambridge Urbanism in the Global South interdisciplinary working group. She is currently a co-convener of this group. She is also a committee member of the Development Geographies Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and manages the David W Smith Memorial Prize for sixth form students. For the past four years, she is part of the international judging panel for the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition run by The Royal Commonwealth Society, London.