Yogesh Mishra is a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He has been one of the postdocs in the Civil Society Dynamics project at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Yogesh’s research focused on the ways in which CSOs seeking to represent marginalized sections of Indian society construct their representative roles. For the project, he conducted in-depth interviews with staff of diverse CSOs working in the Indian state of Jharkhand.
Yogesh has an interdisciplinary background that includes studies in information technology, development studies, and sociology. His research interests include feminist political geography, sociology of everyday life, and feminist research methods.
After completing his masters from IIT Guwahati in Development studies, he joined Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India as doctoral candidate. His doctoral research focuses on everyday life in in a conflict zone. He starts by analyzing the notion of ‘normalcy’ in Kashmir, one of the most contested places in the world; and, further moves to examine the geopolitics of everyday life in this region.
Recently, he joined the project ‘Provincializing smart cities’ as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Neuchâtel. This project will research globally circulating urban development narratives around ICT and data-driven urbanism, its ‘mutations’ in different urban contexts and ‘urban hacking’ at the scale of everyday life.
We are the Civil Society Research Collective (CSRC), a group of academic researchers from the USA, India and the Netherlands.