Publications

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ranganathan, M. 2021. “Caste, Racialization, and the Making of Environmental Unfreedoms in Urban India”, Ethnic and Racial Studies https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01419870.2021.1933121 [corrected version published on August 17, 2021].

Anguelovski, A Brand, M. Ranganathan, and D Hyra. 2021. “Decolonizing the Green City: From Environmental Privilege to Emancipatory Green Justice”, Environmental Justice https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/env.2021.0014

Ranganathan, M and E Bratman. 2021. “From Urban Resilience to Abolitionist Climate Justice”, Antipode 53 (1): 115-137 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/anti.12555?af=R 

Yam,E, M Silva, M Ranganathan, J White, T Hope, C Ford. 2021.”Time to take Critical Race Theory seriously: Moving Beyond a Colorblind Gender Lens in Global Health”, The Lancet – Global Health https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(20)30536-2/fulltext

Ranganathan, M. 2019. “Empire’s Infrastructures: Racial Finance Capitalism and Liberal Necropolitics”, Urban Geography. Published online August 2, 2019 and forthcoming in print. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02723638.2019.1659054

Ranganathan, M. 2018. “Rule By Difference: Empire, Liberalism, and the Legacies of Urban ‘Improvement'”, Environment and Planning: A (Economy and Space) 50 (7): 1386–1406. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0308518X18781851?journalCode=epna

Kiefer, K (*) and M Ranganathan. 2018. “The Politics of Participation in Cape Town’s Slum Upgrading: The Role of Productive Tension”. Journal of Planning Education and Research. Published online March 21, 2018 and forthcoming in print. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739456X18761119

Doshi, S and M Ranganathan. 2018.“Toward a Critical Geography of Corruption and Power in Late Capitalism”, Progress in Human Geography. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0309132517753070

Doshi, S and M Ranganathan. 2017. “Contesting the Unethical City: Land Dispossession and Corruption Narratives in Urban India”, Annals of the American Association of Geographers 107 (1): 183-199. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/24694452.2016.1226124

Ranganathan, M. 2016. “Thinking with Flint: Racial Liberalism and the Roots of an American Water Tragedy”, Capitalism Nature Socialism 27 (3): 17-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10455752.2016.1206583

Ranganathan, M. 2015. “Storm Drains as Assemblages: The Political Ecology of Flood Risk in Postcolonial Bangalore”, Antipode 47 (5): 1300-1320. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anti.12149. Video abstract: http://antipodefoundation.org/2015/06/03/storm-drains-as-assemblages/

Ranganathan, M and C Balazs. 2015. “Water Marginalization at the Urban Fringe: Environmental Justice and Urban Political Ecology Across the North-South Divide”, Urban Geography 36 (3): 403-423. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02723638.2015.1005414.

Ranganathan, M. 2014. “Paying for Water, Claiming Citizenship: Political Agency and Water Reforms at the Urban Periphery”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 38 (2): 590-608. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1468-2427.12028.

Ranganathan, M. 2014. “Mafias in the Waterscape: Urban Informality and Everyday Public Authority in Bangalore”, Water Alternatives 7 (1): 89-105. http://www.water-alternatives.org/index.php/volume7/v7issue1/235-a7-1-6

Ranganathan, M L Kamath and V Baindur. 2009. “Piped Water Supply to Greater Bangalore: Putting the Cart Before the Horse?”, Economic and Political Weekly 44 (33): 53-62. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25663447?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

BOOK CHAPTERS AND BOOK REVIEWS

S Doshi and M Ranganathan. 2019. “Corruption” in Antipode Editorial Collective (Eds), Keywords in Radical Geography. Antipode Book Series.

Ranganathan, M and S Doshi. 2019. “A Radical Politics for the Anthropocene? Political Ecologies of Dispossession and Anticorruption in Urban India” in H Ernstson and E Swyngedouw (Eds), Interrupting the Anthro-Obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities.  Routledge: New York and London.

Ranganathan, M. 2018.“Rethinking Urban Water Informality” in K Conca and E Weinthal (Eds), Oxford Handbook on Water Politics and Policy. Oxford University Press: Oxford and New York. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199335084.001.0001

Ranganathan, M. 2017. “”Hydraulic Politics In/Beyond the World Class City” Review Forum for Lisa Bjorkman’s Pipe Politics. Dialogues in Human Geography 7 (3): 349-351.

Ranganathan, M. 2017. “Endangered City by Austin Zeiderman and Hydraulic City by Nikhil Anand Review Forum“, Society and Space, the blog for the journal Environment and Planning: D.

Ranganathan, M. 2013. “Financialized and Insurgent: The Dialectics of Participation in Bangalore’s Neoliberal Water Reforms”, pp 65-88 in K Coelho, L Kamath, and M Vijayabaskar (Eds), Participolis: Consent and Contention in India’s Neoliberal Urban Governance. Routledge: Abingdon and New Delhi.

Ranganathan, M. 2012. “Reengineering Citizenship: Municipal Reforms and the Politics of ‘e-Grievance Redressal’ in Karnataka’s Cities”, pp 109-132 in R Desai and R Sanyal (Eds), Urbanizing Citizenship: Contested Spaces in Indian Cities. Sage: Thousand Oaks and New Delhi.

Ranganathan, M. 2011. “The Embeddedness of Cost Recovery: Water Reforms and Associationism at Bangalore’s Fringes”, pp 165-190 in J Anjaria and C McFarlane (Eds), Urban Navigations: Politics, Space, and the City in South Asia. Routledge: Abingdon and New Delhi.

PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP AND MULTIMEDIA

Ranganathan, M. 2019. “Property, Pipes, and Improvement”, e-Flux Architecture Special Issue on Liquid Utility, https://www.e-flux.com/architecture/liquid-utility/

Decolonizing Infrastructure in India and the US: A Conversation with Malini Ranganathan by Siddharth Menon (2019): http://edgeeffects.net/malini-ranganathan/

SIS Breaks it Down: Climate Justice in Washington, DC: An interview with Malini Ranganathan (2019):

Ranganathan, M. 2019. “A Legacy of Abolition and Love in the Work of a Washington, DC Organizer”, The North Star,  June 2 https://thenorthstar.com/articles/a-legacy-of-abolition-and-love-in-the-work-of-a-washington-dc-organizer See PDF version here

Ranganathan, M. 2018. “Beyond Third World Comparisons: America’s Geography of Water, Race, and Poverty”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research Spotlight Series on “Parched Cities, Parched Citizens” http://www.ijurr.org/spotlight-on-overview/parched-cities-parched-citizens/beyond-third-worldcomparisons/

Ranganathan, M. 2017. “The Environment as Freedom: A Decolonial Reimagining”, Social Science Research Council Items Series on “Just Environments” http://items.ssrc.org/the-environment-as-freedom-a-decolonial-reimagining/ Republished in Black Perspectives, the blog of the African American Intellectual History Society http://www.aaihs.org/the-environment-as-freedom-a-decolonial-reimagining/

Ranganathan, M and S Doshi. 2017. “The Color of Corruption: Whiteness and Populist Narratives”, Society & Space Open Site, Environment and Planning: D http://societyandspace.org/2017/02/07/the-color-of-corruption-on-the-perverse-morality-of-whiteness/

Ranganathan, M. December 10, 2015. “Why Bengaluru is not Immune to Floods: It’s All About Land (and Money)”, Citizen Matters. http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/articles/why-bengaluru-is-not-immune-to-floods-it-s-all-about-land-and-money.

Ranganathan, M. 2014. “High Tech and the Monsoon” in R Burdett, P Rode, P Shankar, and S Vahidy (Eds), Governing Urban Futures (Urban Age Series). London: London School of Economics and Political Science. https://lsecities.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/GoverningUrbanFutures_newspaper_screen.pdf