Hello! I’m Matt. I work on urban infrastructure, governance and development with a focus on South Asia. I’m currently a Research Fellow at SOAS Anthropology (having moved from UCL Geography), where I’m looking at urban governance, land, water and technology in India. I have also been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Aga Khan University, working on community water in Gilgit Baltistan. I’m a member of CITY collective. I was earlier at LUMS in Lahore, teaching on geographies of infrastructure, trying to write, and working on my Urdu. Before that I worked at Lancaster Environment Centre researching water in informal settlements in Bangladesh and Tanzania. A while ago now, I completed a PhD at the London School of Economics on water reforms and informality in Delhi. I’ve been doing other bits of work on the side on a range of topics: smart cities in India, urbanisation and migration across South Asia, forced evictions, and, more recently, work on transitions in Delhi’s water over the ‘long 19th century’. I’m now based in London.
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