Nupur Joshi

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

Office: Dewing Hall 309G

Phone: 269.337.7406



Ph.D., Geography, University of Arizona (minor in Epidemiology), 2022

Diploma in College Teaching, University of Arizona, 2022

M.A. Society and Culture, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, 2016

B.A. Sociology, University of Pune, 2014

Diploma in Gender and Women Studies, University of Pune, 2012

Professional Appointments (Current)

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Kalamazoo College

Social Science Research Consultant, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

Areas of Specialization

  • Water and Housing Security
  • Environmental Governance
  • Urbanization
  • Mixed Methods
  • International Development
Professor Nupur Joshi


Joshi, N., Gerlak A., Hannah C., Lopus S., Krell N. & Evans T. (2023). Water insecurity, housing tenure and the role of informal water providers in Nairobi’s slum settlements. World Development, 164, 106165.

Joshi, N., Lopus, S., Hannah, C., Ernst, K. C., Kilungo, A. P., Opiyo, R., … & Evans, T. (2022). COVID-19 lockdowns: Employment and business disruptions, water access and hygiene practices in Nairobi’s informal settlements. Social Science & Medicine, 308, 115191.

Zimmer, A., Guido, Z., Davies, J., Joshi, N., Chilenga, A., & Evans, T. (2022). Food systems and rural-urban linkages in African secondary cities. Urban Transformations, 4(1), 1-23.

Davies, J., Blekking, J., Hannah, C., Zimmer, A., Joshi, N., Anderson, P., … & Evans, T. (2022). Governance of traditional markets and rural-urban food systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Habitat International, 127, 102620.

Hannah, C., Davies, J., Green, R., Zimmer, A., Anderson, P., Battersby, J., Baylis, K., Joshi, N. & Evans, T. P. (2022). Persistence of open-air markets in the food systems of Africa’s secondary cities. Cities, 124, 103608.

Joshi, N. (2018). Low-income women’s right to sanitation services in city public spaces: A study of waste picker women in Pune. Environment and Urbanization, 30(1), 249-264.