Aman Luthra

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Aman Luthra

Assistant Professor - Geography Undergraduate Advisor (Last names A - J)

Climate and Environmental Change


Email: Aman Luthra
2036 H St., NW Washington DC 20052

Office Hours
Mondays 10:00am - 11:00am
Thursdays 3:00pm - 4:00 pm

Via Zoom link

Political Ecology
Economic Geography
Urban Infrastructure
Waste Management
Informal Sector

GEOG 1001 - Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG 3165 - Geography of South Asia
GEOG 3195 - Geography of Development
GEOG 3195 - Political Ecology
GEOG 6293 - Political Ecology

Luthra, A., J. Lowe and K. Ochoa Berkley. (2023). Dispossession by platformization: The rise of on-demand recycling in urban India. Geoforum

Luthra, A. (2023). Complexity and heterogeneity in the informal economy of waste: Problems and prospects for organising and formalizing. In F. Nunan, C. Barnes and S. Krishnamurthy (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook on Livelihoods in the Global SouthNew York: Routledge, pp. 322-332.

Luthra, A., K. Cunningham, A. Fraser, A. Pandey, S. Rana and V. Singh. (2022). Ecological Livelihoods of Farmers and Pollinators in the Himalayas: Doing Critical Physical Geography Using Citizen Science. The Canadian Geographer.

Tucker, J., A. Luthra and C. Anderson. (2022). Outside the Wage: Seeing Politics and Possibilities with Critical Comparisons. Antipode

Luthra, A. and W. Monteith. (2021). Of market vendors and waste collectors: Labour, informality, and aesthetics in the era of world-class city making. Antipode.

Luthra, A., B. Chaturvedi and S. Mukhopadhyay. (2021). Air pollution, waste management and livelihoods: Patterns of cooking fuel use among waste picker households in Delhi. Geographical Review.

Luthra, A. (2021). Housewives and maids: The labor of household recycling in urban India. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 4(2): 475-498.

Luthra, A. and C. Rosati. (2021). Emerging issues in post development for social justice: critical analysis of power, local place, and networks in globalization and post development. In S. Melkote, A. Singhal and S. Shirley (Eds.) Handbook of Communication and Development. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, pp. 59-82.

Luthra, A. (2020). Efficiency in waste collection markets: Changing relationships between firms, informal workers and the state in urban India. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space 52(7): 1375-94.

Luthra, A. (2018). Municipalization for privatization’s sake: Municipal solid waste collection services in India. Society and Business Review 14(2): 135-154

Luthra, A. (2018). ‘Old habits die hard’: Discourses of urban filth in the Swachh Bharat Mission and The Ugly Indian. Journal of Multicultural Discourses 13(2): 120-138.

Luthra, A. (2017). Waste-to-energy and recycling: Competing systems of waste management in urban India. Economic and Political Weekly 52(13): 51-58.

2015 Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University

2004 M.A. and M.P.A. Syracuse University

2001 B.S. University of Maine at Machias