Jan. 31st - Urban Asia Series - Karen Coelho presents "Precarious Work and Persistent Poverty in a Resettlement Site: A Study of Kannagi Nagar, Chennai."

The CITY Institute and the York Centre for Asian Research jointly present “Precarious Work and Persistent Poverty in a Resettlement Site: A Study of Kannagi Nagar, Chennai″ with Karen Coelho (Madras Institute of Development Studies, Tamil Nadu, India) as part of the Urban Asia lecture series. This event will be held on Thursday, January 31st from 12:00- 2:00pm in room 626 York Research Tower.

Karen Coelho is an urban anthropologist working at the Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS) in Chennai. Her current work focuses on reforms in municipal governance, informal labour, urban ecologies, and urban civil society. She is currently completing the first of a three-part study called "Locations and Livelihoods", which examines how spatial factors determine the working options and strategies of the urban poor. The first part examined work and livelihoods of resettled slum-dwellers in the resettlement colony of Kannagi Nagar, Chennai.  This work comes on the heels of Professor Coelho's involvement in building an interdisciplinary collaborative research program called "Rethinking Informal Labour in Globalising and Urbanising Contexts in India".

This talk is the first in a series of talks on Urban Asia at York University.
The series is organized by the York Centre for Asian Research and the City Institute at York University.

Everyone is welcome.

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