Bhawani Buswala

Research Affiliate, PEAK Urban

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Bhawani Buswala is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the PEAK Urban Programme.

He completed his PhD in Anthropology at Brown University in 2016. He was the Singh Postdoctoral Associate in the South Asian Studies Council at Yale University in 2016-17. His principal research interests include social inequality, caste, development, migration, urbanization, urban poverty, discrimination and stigma, dignity, and the state and citizenship. He explores these questions through ethnographic data on informal settlements, informal work, spatial segregation, food politics, everyday lived experiences, and claims on the state. His ethnographic fieldwork is situated in India.

Before earning his PhD in the US, he was trained in critical research and methodologies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), completing an MPhil in Sociology and an MA in International Politics. He is also a qualified Chemical Engineer.