Indigenous Rights in the City: Lessons from India


Wednesday, November 20
4:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m in the Von Der Ahe Family Suite

In celebration of Global Citizen Day, LMU welcomes Dr. Shalini Sharma, a Fulbright Fellow from India, to campus.

Dr. Sharma's research explores the challenges and opportunities to climate urbanism (Long & Rice, 2018) by focusing on tribal communities in India and their gendered indigenous urban experience. Drawing upon critical literature review, key interviews, and perspectives exchanged at seminars on indigenous urbanisms in India in January 2019 and July 2019, she examines if and how indigenous knowledge is a way forward to transformative urban futures.

The event begins with a light reception from 4:30 p.m.- 5 p.m. Lecture begins at 5 p.m.

Dr. Sharma is a Fulbright Fellow at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. She is also oral historian and trustee of the Remember Bhopal Museum, and have been involved with the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal for over a decade. Prior to joining Princeton, she was Commonwealth Fellow at the University of East Anglia, UK and Assistant Professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati in India (where majority of her students were from indigenous communities). Her work focuses on environmental justice, heritage and urbanism.