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Shreya Sinha PhD

Shreya Sinha PhD

Research Associate

Shreya's research interests lie in agrarian political economy, sociology of economic relations, regional development, neoliberalism, and India and South Asia



  • PhD in Development Studies, SOAS University of London, 2018
  • MA in Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai 2011
  • BA (Hons.) History, University of Delhi, 2009


I am currently working with Prof. Bhaskar Vira on the TIGR2ESS Programme. I am involved in studying the opportunities and constraints for different stakeholders across geographical regions towards creating sustainable agricultural change in India.

My doctoral work focused on the reconfiguration of agrarian accumulation in India under liberalisation. Framed within critical agrarian political economy, the research investigated the accumulation strategies of capitalist farmers in the north-western state of Punjab. In this, it studied how they negotiated traders and corporate firms across multiple commodity markets, land and credit markets and non-agricultural investment opportunities. The research was significant for the understanding of both contemporary processes of agrarian change in India and the nature of actually existing neoliberalism. I have previously also conducted research on the political economy of livelihoods of indigenous populations in the Western Ghats.


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  • Supervisor, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, 2020-21
    • Part IB 'Development Theories, Policies and Practices'
    • Part II 'The Geographies of Work and Employment'
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Development Studies, SOAS University of London, 2016-18
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE 2017-18

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