2022 – Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras
2013-22 Associate Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras
a) 2012-13 Fellow Lichtenberg Kolleg, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Göttingen, Germany (Nov. 2012-June 2013);
b) 2011-2012, Senior research associate with the French Institute Pondicherry (IFP)
2012 Professor of Architecture and Planning at the Manipal School of Architecture and Planning (MSAP) Manipal University
2009 – 2012 Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Urban Research and Policy Program, School of Social Sciences National Institute of Advanced Studies
2006-2009: Assistant Professor, Inter-disciplinary hire for Urban Studies at the Dept. of Political Science University of Toronto, Canada.
1998 to 2003: Visiting faculty at National Law School of India University, Bangalore: Course on Law and Urban Development.
1991-1993: Faculty Human Settlement Management Institute (HSMI), HUDCO New Delhi
Teaching and Research on Housing and Land
1985-86: Visiting Faculty School of Planning & Architecture: co-lead on course: Housing Dynamics
2015-19: Steering committee of the International Critical Geography Group (ICGG) 2015-onwards; Member of East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography (EARCAG)
2015 : Nehru Memorial Library Public Lecture: Rethinking the Urban: Framing Land, Economy, & Local Government to conceptualize India’s and China’s co-produced urbanism in their series: Cities in History Friday 16th October
2016 June: invited residency in HK (June 2016) as member of “15 Invitations” of the Asia Art Archive (AAA) Hong Kong 20th Anniversary Celebration Series. AAA is supported by The Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and brings together well known artists from Mainland China, HK, Korea, Taiwan, Japan.