Aman Luthra

Aman Luthra
Assistant Professor
Samson Hall
2036 H St., NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
United States
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Political Ecology
Economic Geography
Urban Infrastructure
Waste Management
Informal Sector


2015 Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University

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

2001 B.S. University of Maine at Machias


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): 1375-1394.

Luthra, A. (2020). Housewives and maids: The labor of household recycling in urban India. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space.

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.

Classes Taught

GEOG 3195 - Political Ecology
GEOG 6293 - Political Ecology