Anusha Kesarkar Gavankar
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Anusha is Senior Fellow at ORF’s Centre for Economy and Growth. Her research interests span areas of Urban Transformation, Spaces and Habitats.

Her work is centred around how urban planning, innovation and governance engage and interact with the experiences and responses of the city’s diverse inhabitants, in the process of urban transformation.  This understanding is critical to her focus on inclusive, participatory and sustainable development of urban spaces to inspire effective strategies and actions for better cities.

She holds an M.A. in Sociology from Mumbai University and a Ph.D. in Urban Sociology and Community Studies from the IIT Bombay-Monash Research Academy. Anusha has published internationally and has over two decades of professional experience in the private sector and academia.

  • Nominated as Chairperson of the Selection Board for interview for Direct Recruitment to KVS (TGT English - May 2023)
  • Monash University: Research on how Mumbai’s coastal communities are responding to urbanisation
  • Co-founder of The Dhī Project for creating and curating meaningful experiences of India's varied heritage through lecture series, study tours and mindful travel.

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