Tanvi is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Development Studies. She has ten years of research experience drawing on her interdisciplinary training in human geography, development studies, economics and political science.
Tanvi’s research takes an intersectional approach to examine public policy, cultural politics and everyday lived experience of urban citizenship through the lens of infrastructure. Currently, she is currently working on the Global Challenges Research Fund project ‘Towards Brown Gold’ which seeks to reimagine off-grid sanitation and address the challenges of marginality, sanitation and wastewater in rapidly urbanizing towns across Asia and Africa. Tanvi is also teaching on the modules ‘Ideas in Development and Policy, Evidence and Practice’ and ‘Politics of Gender’ at IDS.
She has a PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge, where her doctoral research examined the everyday gendered politics of urban infrastructure and belonging in the context of ethno-religious segregation in Mumbai, India.