Dr. Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen

Professor, Department of Geography, State University of New York - Buffalo

Dr. Bagchi-Sen portrait.


Department of Geography
University at Buffalo
Wilkeson Quad
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: (716) 645-2722/0478
Fax: (716) 645-2329
Email: geosbs@buffalo.edu (Please send CV request to this email) and geobagchi1@gmail.com



  • Professor (2001 - Present), Department of Geography SUNY-Buffalo
  • Chair (2010 - 2016), Department of Geography SUNY-Buffalo
  • Visiting Professor, Visiting Professor Programme, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2010 - Present.
  • Co-Director, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender, SUNY-Buffalo, 2009-2010
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Geography, SUNY-Buffalo, 2001-2004
  • Innovation Studies (go to webpage on NSF-funded research on ethanol industry)
  • University, Innovation, and Development
  • Energy Policy, Innovation, and Local Effects
  • International Business: Foreign Direct Investment, South Asia
  • Industry Studies: Biotechnology, Biopharmaceuticals, and Bioenergy
  • Urban Decline


shrinking cities.

Shrinking Cities: Understanding Urban Decline in the United States

Russell Weaver, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Jason Knight and Amy E. Frazier

Economic Geography book cover.

Economic Geography

Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen and Helen Lawton-Smith

Innovation Spaces in Asia book cover.

Innovation Spaces in Asia

Maureen McKelvey and Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen

Global Competitive Advantage through Innovation and Entrepreneurship book cover.

Handbook of Research on Global Competitive Advantage through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Luís M. Carmo Farinha, João J. M. Ferreira, Helen Lawton Smith and Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen


  • GEO 366 and 430/530: Urban Geography/Applied Urban Analysis
    Urban Geography is the study of the spatial structure of urban and metropolitan areas. Among other topics, it includes: (1) a study of the changing form of urban areas over time; (2) the behavior of people that gives rise to particular urban form; (3) the ways in which the internal structure of cities affects behavior and welfare; and, (4) the various ways in which people perceive and interact with their environment.
  • GEO 425 and 625: Global Business Landscapes (advanced topics in Economic Geography)
    The focus of this course will be learning about industry dynamics and regional change in a globalized world. In understanding the relationship between the firm and the region, the activities of other agents of regional development (e.g., universities, government, non-government sectors, labor markets) will also be taken into consideration.


Current PhD Students

Candace Kuechler (ckuechler5@gmail.com) - entrepreneurial geography

Nan Ding (nding@buffalo.edu)- transportation geography

Sungwoong Choi (sungwoon@buffalo.edu) - urban and regional development

Torsten Schunder (torstens@buffalo.edu) - energy geography

Jong-Seo Won (jongseow@buffalo.edu) - regional patterns of change in industries

David Karp (dnkarp@buffalo.edu) - urban studies