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Ashima Krishna

Ashima Krishna

Affiliated Faculty // Global Studies // SIS


Ashima Krishna (PhD, Cornell University, 2014) is Associate Director of the Purdue Policy Research Institute and Assistant Professor of Practice in the Global Studies Program. She is an architect and historic preservation planner whose research spans the management of historic urban landscapes and adaptive reuse of religious historic structures and landscapes, with a particular focus on intersection with community development issues and resulting policy challenges. Dr. Krishna has examined issues related to historic preservation planning and urban conservation in United States and India and continues to highlight the ways in which the historic built environment can be preserved, managed, and planned for. Her published work has been featured in Journal of Urbanism, Preservation Education and Research, Change Over Time, and Journal of American Planning Association among others. Her forthcoming book, co-edited with Manish Chalana, will be published by Routledge in 2020.