ERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Polytechnic of Turin
Devra Waldman is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy working as part of the Inhabiting Radical Housing project funded by the European Research Council. Her research interests center on issues around (post)colonial/decolonial theory, contested terrain of land acquisition and real estate development, environmental aesthetics and the politics of physical culture in the imagination of urban space, and experiences of dispossession in India. Her previous Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded doctoral and postdoctoral work investigated how large-scale sport/leisure focused gated community and ‘new city’ developments in peri-urban India are reshaping conceptualizations of the ‘city’ through global capitalist interventions and domestic development practices. She has published in interdisciplinary outlets such as IJURR and Geoforum, and in collections including Urban Studies Inside-Out; the Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies, and; Sport, Development, and Environmental Sustainability.