Dr Shreyashi Dasgupta PhD

Lecturer in Critical Social & Political Geography Geography and Planning


Personal Statement

Shreyashi Dasgupta is an Urban Geographer specializing in infrastructure and everyday politics in the global South. Her research, ‘The Accommodation City’, explores the emerging forms and processes of temporary accommodation (dormitories, mess housing, work-residence rentals and paying guests/room-sharing) for low-income workers in Dhaka and Mumbai. Using an ethnographic approach, her work seeks to understand how accommodation matter ‘in’ and ‘for’ cities. Her doctoral dissertation has been awarded ‘Honourable Mention’ for the 2021 Christopher Bayly Best Dissertation Prize by the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Shreyashi has also worked as an international development consultant and carried out policy-oriented research with Itad UK, Observer Research Foundation Mumbai, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, and BRAC Institute of Governance and Development Bangladesh.

Prior to joining the University of Liverpool, Shreyashi was an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow (2021-2022) at the Department of Geography, Cambridge and Research Associate at Homerton College. She was the Cambridge Trust scholar at Girton College and obtained a PhD and MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge, followed by a lectureship position at the O.P Jindal Global University in India.

Research Interests

-Housing, Labour, and Infrastructure
-Digital and Material Geographies with particular reference to socio-technical materials of city making
-Political Ethnography
-Intra-Urban Migration, Mobilities, and Space