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Prof. Anup Tripathi
Assistant Professor - Sociology
Email: anup.tripathi@flame.edu.in
PhD from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; Pre-Doctoral from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; M.A. in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences; B.A. (H) in Political Science from University of Delhi

Dr. Anup Tripathi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University of Delhi and has Master’s and PhD degrees from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. His doctoral research attempts to theorize homelessness through an ethnographic study of the lived experiences of the homeless people in Mumbai.

He has been a visiting scholar at Masaryk University, Czech Republic and Roskilde University, Denmark. He is a recipient of the NET- Junior Research Fellowship by the UGC and NTSE Scholarship by the NCERT. His areas of interest are Urban Studies, Urban Sociology, Indian Society and Culture, and Sociological Theory.

He has previously worked as a researcher at Centre for Electronic Governance, IIM Ahmedabad; Urban India Research Facility, School of Habitat Studies, TISS Mumbai; and Environment Division, Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited, Ranchi. He has also taught at the School of Social Work, TISS Mumbai in the capacity of a Teaching Associate.



  • Pathak, P., Tripathi A. & Shankar, A. (2021). Smart Streets and Smart City – A case study of Pune’s ITI Road. Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management. Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 20-33. ISSN 2065-3913.

  • Tripathi, A. (2019). Unravelling Cities and Urban Spaces. Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. 54, No. 34. ISSN (Print) 0012-9976. 

  • Patel, T., Sharma, A. R., & Tripathi, A. (2019). Legislation, Resources and Rights: A Case Study of Forest Rights in India. Human Geography and Environment Research. ISSN 2036-7910.

  • Tripathi, A. (2016). Marginalization and Resistance: Migrant Workers Living with Everyday Violence on the Streets. Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities. Vol. 6, No. 10, pp. 1441-1448. ISSN 2249-7315.

  • Tripathi, A. (2014). Understanding the Problem of Homelessness: A Case for Using Habitus as a Tool. The Journal of Development Practice. Vol. 1. ISSN 2394- 0476.


  • Kamath, L., Deekshit, P. & Tripathi, A. (2013). Uneven Development and Weak Governance in a Powerloom Hub: A Case Study of Solapur. School of Habitat Studies, TISS, Mumbai.


  • Tripathi A. (2022). Post COVID-19 Urbanscape: Reimagining Housing as Infrastructures of Care in Mehta, Thakur & Chakraborty (eds.) Pandemic of Perspectives: Creative Re-imaginings. Routledge. 

  • Tripathi, A. (2014). Revisiting Homelessness: A Case for Chronicling Voices from Below in Research for Social Work in India- Trends and Challenges. MS University, Vadodara.


  • Royal Geographical Society- IBG Conference 2022, Newcastle University, UK (2022)

  • RC21 Conference 2022, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece (2022)

  • International Geographical Union- Urban Geography Commission Annual Conference, University of Beirut (August 2021)

  • International Workshop on Research Methods and Approaches to Migration and Diaspora Studies organized by the Centre for Diaspora Studies, Central University of Gujarat, and CMRB and University of East London (June- July 2020)

  • Faculty Development Program on ‘Environmental Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic organized by the University School of Environment Management, GGSIP University, Delhi (May-June 2020).

  • World Governance Expedition, Singapore (2019)

  • International Geographical Union- Urban Geography Commission Annual Meeting and Conference, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg (2019)

  • Invitation only workshop on Informality organized by the Centre for Urban Policy and Governance, TISS, Mumbai (2018)

  • TISS-DST Winter Workshop on Developments in Climate Change and Sustainable Development sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology-GOI, TISS, Mumbai (2017)

  • International Conference on Rethinking Cities: Urban Violence, Social Inequality and Spatial Justice organized by the School of Habitat Studies, TISS, Mumbai (January 2016)

  • One-month training on Corporate Social Responsibility at Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Manesar, Gurgaon (November- December 2015)

  • National Seminar on Migration, Poverty and Social Justice: Perspectives, Policies and Experiences organized by the Centre for Community Organization and Development Practice, TISS, Mumbai (March 2014)

  • Social Science Approaches to Urban Studies Research Workshop organized by Sociology Unit, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi at Goa (December 2013)

  • Summer Seminar on Methodological Challenges in Researching Lifelong Learning at Graduate School in Lifelong Learning, Roskilde University, Denmark (August 2013)

  • Comparative Urban and Regional Research Workshop at Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Bangalore (July 2013)

  • National Level Workshop on ‘Provincial Urbanisation: Examining the Role of Small and Medium Towns and Cities in India’ conducted by Urban India Research Facility and SUBURBIN at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (April 2013)

  • Indian Social Work Congress at Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, Delhi (February 2013)

  • UGC- DSA National Seminar at Department of Social Work, M S University, Baroda (February 2013)

  • “A Conversation on India’s efforts to address poverty: People and Policy perspectives” organized by School of Public Service, DePaul University, Chicago at TISS, Mumbai (December 2012)

  • National Conference on Homelessness at Olomouc, Czech Republic (November 2011)