Assistant Professor School of Law
Dr. Anindita Chakrabarty is Assistant Professor at the School of Law, Mahindra University. She has a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. Her doctoral thesis is titled, ‘Migration Question in Assam: Exploring Belonging in Native‒Migrant Discourse’. It examines the present Indian state of Assam which has been witness to ongoing contestations around binary identities of native/indigenous, outsider/migrant identities, or the legal/illegal. She teaches Sociology at the School of Law.
In her academic career, as a student and researcher, Dr. Anindita has engaged with community workers, grassroot activists, and academicians. Her specialisation areas comprise Research Methodology (with specific focus on Qualitative methods), Migration and Diaspora Studies, Gender Studies, and South Asian Studies, and broadly the field of Sociology and Political Anthropology. Dr. Anindita has published research articles and book reviews in international peer‒reviewed journals, and has also contributed chapters in edited volumes.
Her research interests include state, citizenship, governance, and migration studies. Her research traverses through the identity contestations in the borderlands of India and Bangladesh, wherein she has specifically explored the borderland districts of West Bengal and Assam. She further aims to explore citizenship discourses evolving in the Global South.
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Social Sciences from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India (2017‒2021). Doctoral thesis title: ‘Migration Question in Assam: Exploring Belonging in Native‒Migrant Discourse’
- Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Social Sciences from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India (2015‒17). M.Phil Thesis title: ‘Undocumented Bangladeshi Migrants─ A Study in West Bengal’
- Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology from the Department of Sociology, University of Pune, India (2011‒13).
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with honours in Sociology from Rani Birla Girls’ College under the University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India (2008‒2011)
- Has worked as Project‒Assistant on ‘Experience, Aspiration and Struggles: A Study of New Middle Classes in India’ (funded by ICSSR) at the School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.
- Has worked as Project‒Assistant and Teaching‒Assistant for M.A. students at the Department of Sociology Savitribai Phule Pune University.
Chapters in Edited Books and Journal Articles
Articles and Book Reviews in Magazines
Her research interests include:
- Gender Studies
- Health Migration
- Intersectionality Theory
- South‒Asian Studies