I am professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University and Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania. My recent research has focused on two broad themes—empirical work on India and theoretical work on inequality and epistemology. I also write fiction. I am working on the manuscript of The Truth About India: The Simplification of Social Reality from Manu to Modi and two edited collections (one on Delhi, the other on land).
I was department chair in 2005-10. During this time the department got its doctoral program and undergraduate major in Environmental Studies.