Shoshana Goldstein

Shoshana GoldsteinPrinceton Mellon / Princeton Institute for International & Regional Studies Fellow

Shoshana Goldstein’s research explores histories of urban planning, governance, and placemaking in Northern India, specifically questions surrounding the impacts of real estate development, public-private partnerships, environmental activism, and internal migration on rural-urban transitions. Her current project charts the complex planning history and social construction of place among migrant communities in Delhi’s satellite city, Gurgaon.

Goldstein holds a Ph.D. in city and regional planning from Cornell and an M.A. in international affairs from The New School, with a focus on the comparative urban development experiences of India and China. She has taught courses on migration, infrastructure and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Cornell’s College of Architecture Art and Planning. Prior to earning her doctorate, Goldstein worked for the India China Institute and as a consultant for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and UNICEF.

In the Spring semester, Goldstein will teach "South Asian Migrations in Global Context," a study of urban migration, including its diverse forms, causes, and challenges, as well as its cultural, political, economic, and spatial implications for social organization and city planning. 

Shoshana’s fellowship is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India under the Princeton Institute for International & Regional Studies.