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Sneha Sharma


Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/Postdoctoral Researcher

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Postadresse / Postal address:

Meckenheimer Allee 166 - D-53115 Bonn

Büro / Office: Geozentrum - Meckenheimer Allee 176

Room: 1.023 


Office hours: by appointment (by email)

E-Mail: ssharma[at]

Tel.: +49 (0)228 73-60654

Research priorities / research areas


Lectures / Presentations (selection)

Curriculum Vitae

Project Funding



Research priorities /research areas

 Urban studies, political ecology, urban futures, smart cities, environmental justice, citizenship, urban/rural linkages


 Sharma S., Parthasarathy D. (2018) Urban Ecologies in Transition: Contestations around Waste in Mumbai. In: Mukherjee J. (eds) Sustainable Urbanization in India. Exploring Urban Change in South Asia. Springer, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-10-4932-3

Lectures / Presentations (selection)

11/04/2021 ‘Wasted peripheries and uncertain futures: stories from Mumbai’ Virtual paper presentation in the panel ‘Urbanisation from Below’ at American Association of Geographers (AAG2021)

21/09/2019 ‘Fragmented urban public: Reworking of spatial binaries at waste dump site in Mumbai’ Roundtable format presentation ‘Heuristics of Waste’ in Research Committee (RC21) on Sociology of Urban and Regional Development, ISA, New Delhi

17/08/2018 ‘Landscapes of Waste: Struggles around Asia's largest dumping ground’ in the panel ‘Wastescapes: spatial justice and inequalities in contemporary cities’ in the 5th EASA biennial Conference by European Association of Social Anthropologists, Stockholm

Curriculum Vitae

2020-ongoing Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at Department of Geography, University of Bonn


2015-2019      PhD. Center for Development Research (ZEF) & Department of Geography, University of Bonn (magna cum laude)

Title:  Politics on Waste: Boundaries, contestations and exclusion at a dumping site in Mumbai


2012-2014      M.Phil. Planning and Development, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India

Title: Exploring notions on dirt in an urban setting


2010-2012      M.A. Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Project Funding

2020-2022: Fritz Thyssen Stiftung research funding for project ‘Urban villages by the airport: Everyday entanglements of social-economic extremes and negotiations in anticipation of development-induced displacement in Mumbai and Abidjan’ (Ref.

2015-2018: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Development-related PhD Fellowship


 WiSe 2020/21:

Seminar course on ‘Cities of the global South: Urban politics and Marginality’ (Masters level)


AK Labour Geography

International Sociological Association

European Association of Social Anthropologists