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Ayona Datta

Professor Ayona Datta

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Start date at Kings: 1/08/2016

End date: 24/09/2019


Research interests

My research and teaching broadly focuses on postcolonial urbanism and the gendered politics of urban citizenship in the global south. In particular, I am interested in how cities seek to transform themselves through utopian urban visions of the future and their impacts on everyday social, material and gendered geographies. I use interdisciplinary approaches from architecture, planning, feminist and urban geography, combining qualitative, digital and visual research methods to answer research questions. For my contributions to understanding of smart cities through fieldwork I received the Busk Medal from Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in 2019.

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