Dr Anitra Baliga
Specialist in Urban Development
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Dr Anitra Baliga is an urban sociologist, with a background in Architecture. She researches real estate development, financialization, and the commodification of land within the context of liberalization. Anitra completed her PhD in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2020, and has been at IHS since 2022. She has particular interest and research expertise in urban and economic sociology, economic geography, urban studies, and urban development. In the professional world, Anitra has donned various roles within diverse sectors ranging from real estate consulting, housing finance, policy research, and urban planning. Anitra is currently carrying out a comparative study of slum redevelopment programmes in Mumbai and Delhi.