Aman Luthra

Assistant Professor

Office: Dewing Hall 309G

Phone: 269.337.7406



  • PhD, Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University ’15
  • MA, Geography and MPA, Syracuse University ’04
  • BS, Environmental Studies, University of Maine at Machias ’01

Aman Luthra standing in front of Upjohn Library Commons

Professional experience

  • 2013 – 2016 Research Consultant, Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group, Delhi, India
  • 2004 – 2014 Consultant, Logistics Management Institute, Washington, DC

Research, professional and popular publications

Luthra, A., Aoyama, Y., Himley, M., Huber, M., Teitz, M., and Schoenberger, E. (Forthcoming). Review of Nature, Choice and Social Power. AAG Review of Books.

Luthra, A. (2016). Between obsolescence and necessity: the abiding nature of dhalao infrastructures in urban India. Engagement (A blog published by the Anthropology and Environment Society, a section of the American Anthropological Association).

Luthra, A., Chaturvedi, B., Obino, F., Chaturvedi, A. and Arora, R. (2015). Making Delhi Swachch: Participatory Solid Waste Management Policy for Delhi. Delhi: Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group, Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusamenarbeit.

Anantharaman, M. and Luthra, A. (2014). Segregation. In M. Liboiron, M. Acuto and R. Nagle (eds.). Discard Studies Compendium [online].

Chaturvedi, B., Luthra, A. and Short, A. (2013). Chintan’s Assessment Tool for Informal Sector Inclusion (CATISI). New Delhi: Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group.

Luthra, A. (2013). When automobiles die: Economic and material flows in the end-of-life (ELV) vehicles industry in India. The Flag Post, 1(2), 6-7. Retrieved from

Luthra, A. (2009). Post-modern tourism and the sham of Shangri-La. Himal, 22(1), 57-60.

Luthra, A. (2004). (Un)straightening the SU landscape. In M. Queen, K. Farrell, and N. Gupta (Eds.), Interrupting Heteronormativity, (pp. 45-54). Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Graduate School.

Luthra, A. (2003). “Beyond the borders of civilized society”: Women-society-nature interactions in peripheral Hindu societies. The Maine Scholar, 15: 155-164