Urban Research Seminar
The NYU Urban Initiative presents Professor Liza Weinstein as a speaker in a line up of eminent international scholars for Urban Research Seminar. This event series is open to the greater NYU community in an effort to integrate NYU's faculty and students with a keen interest in cities.
Liza Weinstein researches and teaches on cities and globalization, urban political economy, and the politics of informality with a regional focus on India. Her work has appeared in Politics & Society, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and City & Community, and numerous edited volumes. Her 2014 book, The Durable Slum: Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai (University of Minnesota Press), examines the Indian state’s changing response to residential informality in the context of economic globalization and global city formation. She is currently completing a book titled, The Logics of Dispossession: Local Histories of India’s “World Class” Evictions, which analyzes the shifting politics of housing insecurity and anti-eviction activism across urban India. She is also leading a National Science Foundation-funded study on the intersection of legal exclusion, embodiment, and territorial stigma in non-notified communities in Mumbai.