Dr. Rohit Negi
Associate Professor , School of Global Affairs
Ph.D. in Geography, The Ohio State University, USA, 2009
Master of Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2004
Assistant Professor, School of Human Ecology, AUD, 2010-2018
Visiting Lecturer, Global Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009-2010
My Zone / Area of Expertise
- PI, ‘Urban Futures in the Indian Himalayas’, Ambedkar University Research Grant, INR 429,000. Ongoing.
- Contributor, ‘The Asthma Files: 6+ Cities’, Coordinated by Prof Kim Fortun and Prof Mike Fortun, University of California-Irvine. Ongoing.
- Co-PI, ‘Mapping Social-Ecological Vulnerability’, Indian Council of Social Science Research, 2014-2016, INR 2.2 Million. Completed.
- Co-PI, ’Enhancing Quality, Access and Governance of Undergraduate Education in India (Project E-QUAL)’, European Union Grant 2014-2017, EURO 1.17 Million. Completed.
Selected Academic and Outreach Activities
- Member, International Advisory Board, Antipode
- Member, Steering Committee, Association of Asian Studies in Africa (A-Asia)
- Co-organizer, Seminar on Critical Geographies of the Himalayan Region, Mohali, October 2016
- Co-organizer, Summer School on Critical Geographies of South Asia, Palampur, June 2015
- Organizer and Moderator, Disentangling Development: Politics, Environment and Social Change in Himachal as part of 'Marginal Ecologies: A Conference on Human Ecology', AUD
- Co-organizer, International Conference of Global Studies, September 2013, New Delhi
- Understanding the Urban
- Urban Environment and Ecology
- Transformations in Society and Space
- Social and Political Ecology
- Political Ecology of Air
- Urban Environments
- Introduction to Global Studies
- Visiting Scholar Fellowship (postponed due to COVID-19), Seoul National University Asia Centre, March-August 2020
- Visting Fellow, India China Institute, The New School University, New York, April 2018
- Research Fellowship, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands, March-June 2014
- Lakshmanan and Chaterjee Graduate Award, Department of Geography, Ohio State, 2009
- Negi, R. and P. Srigyan (2021), Atmosphere of Collaboration: Air Pollution Science, Politics, and Ecopreneurship in Delhi. Routledge.
- Chakravarty, S and R. Negi (2016) (Eds), Space, Planning and Everyday Contestations in Delhi, New Delhi: Springer.
Articles in peer-reviewed journals
- Negi, R. and P. Srigyan. (2021). ‘Peopling Technoscience: Locating the Sciences and Publics of Air Pollution in Delhi’. Dialogue: Science, Scientists and Society special issue on ‘The Technoscientific Consensus’.
- R. Negi (2020), ‘Urban Air’, in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East special issue on “Concept Histories of the Urban”, 40(1): 17-23.
- Negi, R, K. Thakur and S. Shoaib Ali (2017) ‘Contoured Urbanism: People, Property and Infrastructures in the Indian Himalayas’, Urbanisation, 1(2): 1-15.
- Negi, R (2014) ''Solwezi Mabanga': Ambivalent Developments on Zambia's New Mining Frontier, Journal of Southern African Studies, 40(5): 999-1013.
- Negi, R (2013) ''You cannot make a camel drink water': Capital, Geo-history and Contestations in the Zambian Copperbelt', Geoforum, 45C: 240-247.
- Negi, R (2011) ‘The Micropolitics of Mining and Development in Zambia: Insights from the Northwestern Province’, African Studies Quarterly, 12 (2): 27-44.
- Cox, Kevin R and R Negi (2010) ‘The State and the Question of Development in Sub-Saharan Africa’, Review of African Political Economy, 37(123): 71-85.
- Negi, R (2008) ‘Beyond the “Chinese Scramble”: The Political Economy of anti-China Sentiment in Zambia’, African Geographical Review 27: 41-63.
Chapters in peer-reviewed books
- Negi, R, and P. Srigyan (2021), ‘In the Time of Toxic Air: Environmental Contestations, Collaborations and Justice in Delhi’, in N. Kirmani (Ed.), Marginalisation, Contestations and Change in South Asian Cities. Oxford University Press.
- Negi, R and P Taraporevala (2018) ‘Window to a South-South World: Ordinary Gentrification and African Migrants in Delhi’, in S. Cornelissen and Y. Mine (Eds), Afro-Asian Entanglements: Migration and Agency in a Globalizing World. Palgrave-Macmillan, 209-230.
- Chakravarty, S and R Negi (2016) ‘Contested Urbanism in Delhi’s Interstitial Spaces’, in S. Chakravarty and R. Negi (eds.), Space, Planning and Everyday Contestations in Delhi. New Delhi: Springer, 1-17.
- Negi, R (2011) ‘Mining Boom, Capital and Chiefs in the “New Copperbelt”’, in A. Fraser and M. Larmer (eds.), Zambia, Mining and Neoliberalism: Boom and Bust on the Globalized Copperbelt. New York: Palgrave-McMillan, 209-236.
- Negi, R (2010) ‘Neoliberalism, Environmentalism and Urban Politics in Delhi’, In W. Ahmed, A. Kundu and R. Peet (eds.) New Economic Policy in India: A Critical Analysis. New York: Routledge, 179-198.
Selected Publications for a Popular Audience
- Negi, R. (2020). ‘Viral Intersections: COVID Life, Risks and Responsibility in India’, Diverse Asia, June 2020. Available from http://diverseasia.snu.ac.kr/?p=4504#.
- Negi, R. and A. Ranjan (2020) ‘Delhi’s fight against air pollution could get a boost if science was decolonised’, Scroll.in, available from https://scroll.in/article/976361/delhis-fight-against-air-pollution-could-get-a-boost-if-science-was-decolonised.
- Negi, R. (2020). ‘The Politics of Information: Chinese and Indian Responses to COVID-19’, Identities: Virtual Symposium. Available from https://www.identitiesjournal.com/the-viral-condition-virtual-symposium/the-politics-of-information-chinese-and-indian-responses-to-covid-19.
- Negi, R. (2019) ‘Why Indian anti-pollution activists must take politics seriously’, Scroll.in, available from https://scroll.in/article/943957/why-indian-anti-pollution-activists-must-take-politics-seriously.
- Negi, R. (2016) ‘Small Town Culture in India’, Module in UGC E-Pathshala course on Urban Transformations, prepared by IIT-Bombay.
- Negi, R. (2011) ‘Understanding Somali Piracy’, Economic and Political Weekly, June 18-24, 35-37.
- Taraporevala, P. and R. Negi (2016) ’Attacks on Africans in Delhi: Grappling with our Prejudices’, Op-ed, The Hindu, 31 May.