Liza Weinstein is an assistant professor of sociology at Northeastern University. Her research and teaching interests include cities and globalization, urban political economy, the politics of informality, and state-civil society relations with a regional focus on India. Her research has appeared in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Politics & Society, City & Community, and several edited volumes. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled The Entrenched City: The Political Economy of Slums in Globalizing Mumbai (University of Minnesota Press). Based on historical and ethnographic research in Mumbai’s notorious Dharavi settlement, this work examines the Indian state’s changing response to residential informality in the context of economic globalization and global city formation.
Weinstein, Liza. The Durable Slum: Political Fragmentations and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai. University of Minnesota Press (Globalization and Community Series), in press. (Expected Spring 2014)
Weinstein, Liza. “Demolition and Dispossession: Toward an Understanding of State Violence in Millennial Mumbai,” Studies in Comparative International Development, Special Issue on Cities, Violence and Development in the Global South. (Expected 2013)
Weinstein, Liza. “’One-Man Handled’: Fragmented Power and Political Entrepreneurship in Globalizing Mumbai,” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Special Issue on The Contested Indian City. (Expected 2013)
Weinstein, Liza and Xuefei Ren. “The Changing Right to the City: Urban Renewal and Housing Rights in Globalizing Shanghai and Mumbai,” City & Community, Symposium on India and China. 8(2009): 407-432.
Weinstein, Liza. “Democracy in the Globalizing Indian City: Engagements of Political Society and the State in Globalizing Mumbai,” Politics & Society, 37(2009): 397-427.
Weinstein, Liza. “Mumbai’s Development Mafias: Organized Crime, Land Development, and Globalization,” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 32(2008): 22-39.
2009 Co‐Recipient, Graduate Student Paper Award, Political Sociology Section, American Sociological Association
2007 University of Chicago Committee on Southern Asian Studies Dissertation Writing Grant.
2006 Fulbright-‐Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Grant. (Funds not released due to visa complications.)
2005 Doolittle-‐Harrison Conference Travel Grant, supported attendance at the International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress in Durban, SA.
2005 American Sociological Association (ASA) National Science Foundation-‐ funded Travel grant for attendance at International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress in Durban, SA.
2004 University of Chicago Committee on Southern Asian Studies Field Research Grant.
2003 Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Marathi Language.
2003 Foreign Language Enrichment Program (FLEP) Fellowship, Marathi.
2013 American Sociological Association, Community and Urban Sociology Section (Jane Addams Award for Best Article Committee)
2009 American Sociological Association, Political Sociology Section (Graduate Student Paper Award Committee)
2007 Midwest Sociological Society/North Central Sociological Association Conference (Local Arrangements Co-‐Chair)