Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Relationship between slums and the city

International Development Studies

18Apr2018 12:00 - 13:00

PhD defence ceremony

Tara Saharan focuses on households living in informal settlements in Chennai, India, and Durban, South Africa, and the relations with their urban surroundings. She investigates how informal settlements are transformed through relations across and within different geographic and institutional scales and how this transformations is connected to household opportunities for building livelihoods.

T. Saharan: ‘Slum’ and the City. Exploring Relations of Informal Settlements Comparatively in Chennai, India and Durban, South Africa


Prof. I.S.A. Baud

Prof. K. Pfeffer (Universiteit Twente)


Dr D. Scott (University of Cape Town)


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