DAS Diganta Kumar

Assistant Professor

Humanities & Social Studies Education (HSSE)

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  • Diganta Das is an assistant professor of Geography at Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. He received his B.A.(Hons) in Geography from Cotton College, Masters in Geography from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India and M.Phil in Planning and Development from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. He received his Ph.D. in Geography from National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a human geographer. His research interests focus on relations between the production of smart cities, high-tech space making and issues of human agency in urban South Asia; (urban) policy mobility; changing dynamics of (urban) waterscape; and issues of liveability and sustainable urban development. He is currently involved in two research projects; the first one examines urban policy trajectories and their mobility, production of high-tech spaces and grounded realities. The second project intends to provide detailed genealogies of smart cities through in-depth empirical contexts of India and South Africa.