Lecture: Ananya Roy
Ananya Roy is Professor of City and Regional Planning and Distinguished Chair in Global Poverty and Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research and teaching are concerned with urban transformations in the global South and the political economy of development in the 21st century. The questions of poverty and inequality are central to her work. Roy’s lecture will suggest that critical urban theory and justice-oriented planning can be enriched by heeding the insights provided by such global interconnections.
Roy's most recent books include Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Making of Development (Routledge, 2010), Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global (co-edited with Aihwa Ong, Blackwell, 2011) and the forthcoming Territories of Poverty (co-edited with Emma Shaw Crane, University of Georgia Press, 2015).