Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Karthik is a Ph.D. student in the International Development Group at MIT. His empirical research is mainly focused on various aspects of labor mobilization in India's so-called informal sector. Karthik's theoretical training and interest lies in socio-legal studies, international development, and postcolonial theory, but he also maintains more than a passing interest in the history of city planning and the use of quantitative methods in heterodox traditions of policy analysis.