Sanjay Srivastava is an anthropologist. His research interests include urban cultures, consumerism, middle-class cultures and the relationship between new forms of work and identity. His publications include Constructing Post-colonial India. National Character and the Doon School (Routledge, 1998); Passionate Modernity. Sexuality, Class and Consumption in India (Routledge, 2007) Entangled Urbanism. Slum, Gated Community and Shopping Mall in Delhi in Gurgaon (OUP, 2015) and Masculinity, Consumerism, and the Post-national Indian City: Streets, Neighbourhoods, Home (forthcoming 2022, Cambridge University Press). Sanjay is currently involved in several individual and collaborative research projects. These include ‘Imagined Futures: Technology, Urban Planning and their Subjects at the Margins of an Indian Megapolis’; ‘Gendered Violence and Urban Transformations in India and South Africa’; and ‘Religion, Consumer Cultures and the City in India’. From 2012-206, he was co-editor of the journal Contributions to Indian Sociology.
- Urbanism and cultures of the city
- Consumerism and the new middle-classes.
- New forms of work and youth cultures.
- Masculinities and culture.
British Academy Global Professor, University College London. Awarded by The British Academy.
Gendered Violence and Urban Transformations in India and South Africa, with Dr. Manali Desai (Cambridge University), Dr. Nandini Gooptu (Oxford University), Dr. Kammila Naidoo (University of Johannesburg) and Dr Lyn Ossome (Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University). Awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
‘Learning from Small Cities: Governing Imagined Futures and the Dynamics of Change in India’s ‘Smart’ Urban Age. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, UK) and the Indian Council or Social Science Research (ICSSR, India) under the Newton Grant Scheme. In collaboration with Prof. Ayona Datta, University College, London, Prof. Melissa Butcher, Birkbeck College, London, Dr. Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay, IISER-Mohali and Dr. Sophie Hadfield-Hill, University of Birmingham.
British Academy Visiting Professor, King’s College London.
Religion and Urbanity: Processes of Formation. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In collaboration with Professor Martin Fuchs (University of Erfurt, German).
Visiting Professor and Scholar-in-Residence, Centre for South Asia, Stanford University.