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Dr Elizabeth Chatterjee

BA, MSc, DPhil
Fifty-Pound Fellow since 2019
Lecturer in Regional and Comparative Politics at Queen Mary University of London
My research explores the history and political economy of energy in the age of climate change, with a particular focus on South Asia. I am currently finishing a monograph on electricity and India's transforming political economy in the liberalization era, providing a new interpretation of the Indian development model and its limits. I am also working on a range of shorter projects on solar energy targets, green nationalism, the everyday politics of metrics, and the Anthropocene.
Dr Elizabeth Chatterjee
  • Background

    • Fifty-Pound Fellow, All Souls College (from 2019)
    • Quondam Fellow, All Souls College (from 2015 to 2019)
    • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago (from 2015 to 2018)
    • Examination Fellow, All Souls College (from 2008 to 2015)
    • Undergraduate, Merton College, Oxford (from 2005 to 2008) and Princeton University (Fall 2006)
  • Research interests

    • Comparative environmental politics
    • Energy histories
    • Modern South Asia
    • Critical infrastructure studies
  • Selected publications

    • 'The Asian Anthropocene: Electricity and Fossil Developmentalism', Journal of Asian Studies (forthcoming)
    • (Co-edited, with Matthew McCartney) Class and Conflict: Revisiting Pranab Bardhan’s Political Economy of India (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
    • 'The Politics of Electricity Reform', World Development 104 (2018): 128–139
    • 'Reinventing State Capitalism in India', Contemporary South Asia 25.1 (2017): 85–100
    • (Co-edited, with Sneha Krishnan and Megan Eaton Robb) Urban Emotions in South Asia, special issue of the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 27.4 (2017)
    • Delhi: Mostly Harmless (Random House India, 2013)
  • Other professional memberships and roles

    • Associate Editor, Politics (from 2018)
    • Fellow, Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy, Johns Hopkins (from 2018)
    • Residential Fellow, University of California Humanities Research Institute (2018)
    • Visiting Research Scholar, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi (2016)
    • UK–India Education and Research Initiative Visiting Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (2015)