Rajyashree N Reddy

Rajyashree N Reddy
Associate Professor
Telephone number
(416) 287-7185
Building HL 536


  • American Association of Geographers
  • Canadian Association of Geographers

Teaching Interests

  • Urbanization and development
  • Critical urban theory
  • Geographic thought

Research Interests

  • Geographies of waste and labour
  • Urban political ecology
  • Urban theory
  • Global urbanism
  • South Asia

Awards and Grants

  • SSHRC Insight Grant, Fixing unruly flows: The infrastructures of wastewater in Bangalore, India. 
  • Connaught New Researcher Award, Connaught Fund, University of Toronto. 



  • Reddy, R.N. (2021) Of Holy Cows and Unholy Politics: Dalit Abolition Struggles and More-than-human Urban Ecological Futures. International Journal of Urban and RegionalResearch, 45(4) (2021): 643-657
  • Peake, L., Patrick, D., Reddy, R. N., Tanyildiz, G., Ruddick, S., & Tchoukaleyska, R. (2018) Placing planetary urbanization in other fields of vision. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 36(3): 374-386
  • Reddy, R. N. (2018) “The Urban Under Erasure: Towards a Postcolonial Critique of Planetary Urbanization” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 36(3): 529-539
  • Reddy, R.N. (2016) “Reimagining E-Waste Circuits: Calculation, Mobile Policies and the Move to Urban Mining in Global South Cities” Urban Geography 37(1): 57-76
  • Reddy, R.N. (2015). Producing abjection: E-waste improvement schemes and informal recyclers of Bangalore. Geoforum 62: 166-174
  • Reddy, R.N. (2013) Revitalising Economies of Disassembly: Informal Recyclers, Development Experts and E-Waste Reforms in Bangalore. Economic and Political Weekly XLVIII (13): 62-70
  • Gidwani, V & Reddy, R.N. (2011) Afterlives of "Waste": Notes from India for a Minor History of Capitalist Surplus. Antipode 43(5): 1625-1658


  • Reddy R.N. with Peake, Patrick, Koleth, and Tanyildiz eds. (2021) A feminist urban theory for our time: rethinking social reproduction, the urban and its constitutive outside. Antipode Book Series John Wiley & Sons.
  • Journal Special Issue on feminist and postcolonial critique of planetary urbanization Peake, L., Patrick, D., Reddy, R. N., Sarp Tanyildiz, G., Ruddick, S., & Tchoukaleyska, R (Guest Eds.) Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Volume 26, June 2018.


  • Reddy R.N. with Peake, L., Koleth, E., Tanyildiz, G., and Patrick, D. (Peer-reviewed) (2021) “Rethinking Social Reproduction and the Urban” in Peake, L., Koleth, E., Tanyildiz, G., Reddy R.N., and Patrick . eds. A Feminist Urban Theory for Our Time: Rethinking Social Reproduction and the Urban. Antipode Book Series John Wiley & Sons. 
  • Reddy, R.N. (2017) “Jennifer Robinson” in Lathman, A and Koch, R eds Key Thinkers on Cities. Sage Publication
  • Reddy, R.N. (2010) "Bhopal, India Chemical Disaster." In Warf, B edited Encyclopedia of Human Geography


  • Peake, L., Patrick, D., Reddy, R. N., Sarp Tanyildiz, G., Ruddick, S., & Tchoukaleyska, R. (2018). Placing planetary urbanization in other fields of vision. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space36(3): 374-386.
  • Reddy, R.N. (2010) Book Review of Dissent and Cultural Resistance in Asian Cities eds. Butcher, M and Velayutham, S in Social and Cultural Geography 11(3): 299-301