Natasha Cornea

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

Dr Natasha Cornea’s research sits at the intersections of urban and development geographies, focussing on urban environmental governance and urban politics in Indian and Zambian cities. She is particularly interested in everyday practices and the actually-existing city.  Conceptually her research draws on post-structuralist and situated approaches to urban political ecology, the everyday state and everyday governance.  


Dr Cornea joined the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham as a Lecturer in Human Geography in February 2018. Prior to coming to Birmingham, she was a Swiss National Science Foundation funded Visiting Research Fellow at University College London. She holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland).