Department of Development Studies

Ms Roshni Menon

Key information

Department of Development Studies Graduate Teaching Assistant
Email address
Thesis title
Land-pooling for the ‘smart city’ of Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh:Inclusive development or land dispossession in a different guise?
Internal Supervisors
Professor Jens Lerche


Roshni has degrees in International Relations from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. She has consulted for over a decade at UNDP and UN Women on issues spanning human development, gender equality, environmental sustainability, democratic governance, and the sustainable development goals (SDGs). She began her career working for an NGO focused on microfinance, natural resource management and women’s empowerment in Karnataka, India.

Research interests

Accumulation by dispossession, Andhra Pradesh, agrarian change, cities, caste, governance,
India, land acquisition, land dispossession, land pooling.

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