Christine Ithurbide has a doctorate in geography of development from CESSMA (Center for Study in Social Sciences on Africa, America and Asia) at Paris Diderot University France. Her researches focus on art spaces and art industries in India, their urban, socio-economical and political dimensions. Her thesis was entitled “Geography of contemporary Indian art : cities, actors and territories”. The case of Bombay was conducted in co-supervision with the Centre for Study of Regional Development (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi). She was associated to the 4 years research program “Cultural Industries in India” at the Center for Study of India and South Asia (CEIAS, EHESS).