Charrlotte Adelina

Assistant – Academics & Research | cadelina at iihs dot ac dot in

2016 Integrated MA in Development Studies, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai


Countries: India
States: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
Cities: Chennai, Bangalore
Languages: English, Tamil

Charrlotte’s research interests broadly lie in the fields of development economics and urban sociology. She has recently worked on an empirical study of Bangalore city that explored the intersections between access, well-being and food security across different income classes. Her Master’s thesis evaluated the impact of heavy trunk infrastructure and SEZs on the expansion of the peri-urban region of Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.


At IIHS, she provides quantitative data analysis support for research and practice through the Urban Informatics Laboratory and assists in teaching quantitative skill labs for the Urban Fellowship Programme. Prior to IIHS, she worked in research projects with the Center for Sustainability at Hochschule Bremen and the Indo-German Center for Sustainability on environmental and peri-urban land governance, respectively.


Charrlotte has an integrated Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. She has completed an exchange semester module on Politics and Sustainability from Hochschule Bremen, Germany.

  • Adelina, C. (2017). Reading Bangalore through its foodscapes. Paper presented at Bangalore Research Network -NAGARA Second Annual Workshop on “Bangalore City Studies,” July 1, 2017, Bangalore.
  • Adelina, C. (2015). Peri-urban dynamics and sustainability in Chennai: The case of Sriperumbudur. Paper presented at the Network-Association of European Researchers on Urbanisation in the South, 19-21 November, Dortmund, Germany.
  • Adelina, C. (2013). Reinterpreting internet activism: A study of its relationship with the nature of state. Paper presented at the Beyond Borders, 20-21 December, Indian Institute of Technology, Indore.