Dr Loraine Kennedy

Centre d’études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS)
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
54 Boulevard Raspail
75006 Paris

kennedy@ehess.fr | Profile at EHESS

Dr Loraine Kennedy is a CNRS Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for South Asian Studies (CEIAS) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. Her research focuses on contemporary India and engages with three main areas: state spatial rescaling, the politics of urban development and metropolitan governance. Her work on urban India has increasingly been comparative (Brazil, China, Peru, South Africa), most notably in the FP7 project “Chance2Sustain”. Recent publications include a monograph The Politics of Economic Restructuring in India: economic governance and state spatial rescaling (Routledge 2014), a special issue “State Restructuring and Emerging Patterns of Subnational Policy-Making and Governance in China and India” in Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space (2017), and a co-authored article on “The role of governance networks in building metropolitan scale” in Territory, Politics, Governance (2018). She recently served as a member of the steering and hiring committee of the French Scientific Research Council (CNRS) for the section covering urban studies, architecture and human geography (2012-16). In 2015 she was invited to take part in the CNRS Task Force on Urban Research, a 19-member committee whose mission is to reflect on current trends and identify a strategic direction for future urban research.