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Aparajita Santra

Research Interests

My primary interests are in urbanism of the Global South, urban informalities and gender studies. I am particularly interested in adopting a decolonization perspective to understand how women from minority communities in the global south can be empowered and recognized. I want to undersatnd socio-spatial differences produced in everyday urbanism through a lens of gendered terrritorialities and analyzing the ways in which women claim their rights to the city. 



PhD in Architecture. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Ongoing from 2019

Master of Urban Design. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India. 2018 

Bachelor of Architecture. Piloo Mody College of Architecture, India. 2013 


Awards and Honors

Illinois School of Architecture Plym Fellowship, 2018-2019

ISOCARP Student Award Winner 2018