• Urban Geography
  • Political Geography
  • Cultural Geography
  • Migration/Diaspora
  • Postcolonial Studies

Ishan Ashutosh is a critical human geographer whose work encompasses the study of migration, the politics of race and ethnicity from an international and comparative perspective, and urban studies. His research examines the multiple and contested representations of South Asia through projects situated in migration and area studies. The first research project focuses on the transnational politics of South Asian diasporas in multiple urban centres in the United States, Canada, and Britain, while the second research project examines the constructions of South Asia in the social sciences as a site of knowledge production.

Research: Urban geography; Political geography; Cultural geography; Migration and diaspora; Postcolonial studies

Research Area:

  • Human Environment Interaction and Sustainability
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Environmental Science

Areas: Migration; the politics of race and ethnicity from an international and comparative perspective; urban studies; focus on South Asian diasporas in the US, Canada, and Britain.

Subject Area(s): Geography

Research Interests:

  • Demography, Family, Health & gender in India and Nepal
Asian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Geography
PhD, Syracuse University, Geography, 2010
MA, University of Chicago, Social Sciences, 2002
BA, State University of New York at Buffalo, History, 2001