Swarnabh Ghosh

Swarnabh Ghosh is a PhD candidate in urban planning and a secondary field candidate in science, technology, and society (STS) at Harvard University. He works at the intersection of critical geography, political economy, environmental history, and urban studies. His doctoral research focuses on the uneven and combined historical geographies of perennial irrigation, primary commodity production, and environmental change in late-colonial and postcolonial South Asia. His dissertation explores the prehistories and afterlives of the “Green Revolution” through an examination of uneven development, agrarian intensification, and socioecological crisis formation in northwestern India from the late-nineteenth to the late-twentieth centuries.

His broader research interests include urban and geographical political economy, the political economy of development, political ecology, infrastructure studies, and the historical geography of capitalism from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

Swarnabh received a Master of Philosophy in Urban Studies (with distinction) from the University of Cambridge where he studied as a Bass Scholar and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Urban Studies, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, Dialogues in Human Geography, and The Avery Review.

Website: swarnabhghosh.com
Email: swarnabh_ghosh (at) g.harvard.edu

Swarnabh Ghosh at Luis Barragán’s Cuadra San Cristóbal in Mexico City.