Loraine Kennedy is a CNRS Research Director and member of the Center for South Asian Studies (CEIAS) in Paris at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Her research is located at the crossroads of political economy and political geography and focuses on state restructuring, economic development and the politics of metropolitan governance in India, with increasing interest in international comparison. Her most recent books include The Politics of Economic Restructuring in India. Economic Governance and State Spatial Rescaling (Routledge, 2014) and two co-edited volumes Power, Policy, and Protest: The Politics of India’s Special Economic Zones (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Greenfield Urban Development in India (Orient Blackswan, forthcoming). She has edited or co-edited five special issues including “State Restructuring and Emerging Patterns of Subnational Policy-Making and Governance in China and India” in Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space (2017) and “Engaging the Urban from the Periphery” in SAMAJ - South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal (2021). She is currently serving as a Trustee of the Glasgow-based Urban Studies Foundation and as President of the scientific council overseeing the network of French research institutes in Asia.