Shweta Wagh

Associate Professor


Coastal Commons, Indigenous Rights, Artisanal Fishing, Environmental Policy and Discourse, Conservation Philosophy, Urban Sociology, Political Ecology


"The ultimate, hidden truth of the world is that it is something that we make, and could just as easily make differently." -David Graeber


I am an Urban Conservationist and Associate Professor at the KRVIA. In 2016, I co-founded the Collective for Spatial Alternatives- a Planning and Research Collective based in Mumbai and have worked with various communities and collectives in the city on urban policy and planning related issues. Since 2011, I have been engaged in ethnographic research with the fisher community in Mumbai with a focus on impacts of coastal policy on customary rights and their livelihood commons. I am currently pursuing my PhD in sociology at the department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the IITB.