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: Understanding Urban Decline in the United States

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

Economic Geography

Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen and Helen Lawton-Smith

Innovation Spaces in Asia

Maureen McKelvey and Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen

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