2018 MA, Public Policy and Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad
2016 BA, Social Sciences, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad
States: Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka
Cities: Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru
Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam
Nihal’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of urban disaster risk reduction, housing, politics of urban poverty and urban identities.
Nihal has worked as a Research Consultant with Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).
At IIHS, Nihal is part of a multi-year research project, ‘Recovery with Dignity’, that aims to understand experiences of recovery in post-disaster situations across three states in India. The project, funded by the British Academy is jointly implemented by IIHS and University of East Anglia (UEA), U.K.
Nihal had been a part of the GWU-IFDR project on ‘Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy.’
He is also a member of the faculty for Urban Practitioners’ Programme and Urban Fellowship Programme.