Department of Political Science

Binita Mahato

Binita Mahato Visiting Assistant Professor
8048 Haley Center
(334) 844-9057

Office Hours

  • By appointment


Binita Mahato is a visiting assistant professor in Auburn University’s Community Planning Program. She is pursuing her PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the School of Planning, University of Cincinnati (anticipated 2019). Binita has a master’s degree in Community Planning (2015) from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture (2011) from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, India.
Binita has worked as an architect for two years and has work experiences with Cincinnati Area Geographic Information System (CAGIS), Niehoff Urban Studio and Institute of Policy Research at University of Cincinnati. She has been a research fellow for the Communication in Urban Environments (CUE) research initiative by Fruth and Gemini Foundation, University of Cincinnati. Alongside, she has worked as an Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Children, Youth and Environment and has taught urban planning and urban design studios at School of Planning, University of Cincinnati.
Binita’s research interest lies in investigating the relationship between space and society using qualitative and interpretive research methods. Her dissertation focuses on the manifestation of social class relations over the use of public spaces in Kolkata, India. She has also worked on several other research projects on measuring the robustness of neighborhood business district and diversity of urban parks in Cincinnati. Binita has Urban Design and GIS certificates and likes to use her design and GIS skills to illustrate complex urban phenomena through communicative visuals.

Classes Taught

  • CPLN 6970 - Current Issues in Planning
  • CPLN 6100 - Urban Design Methods

Last Updated: September 23, 2019