The Bartlett Development Planning Unit

Dr Paroj Banerjee

Dr Paroj Banerjee

Lecturer (Teaching): MSc Development Administration and Planning

Development Planning Unit

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2020

Research summary

Paroj is an urban ethnographer researching, teaching and writing about home, belonging, and everyday responses to marginalisation and spatial precarity. She has a PhD from the Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and M.A. from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. Following 14 months of ethnographic fieldwork with footpath dwellers in Mumbai, her doctoral work contributes towards non-Western understanding and non-dominant realities of the intimate and the public. With years of engagement in  areas of social, economic and political inclusion and anti-discrimination mobilisations in India, Paroj has gathered practical insights on developmental challenges in the South Asian contexts. In her pedagogic approach and research she assimilates academic knowledge and practical engagements when teaching issues on housing, global development and research methods.