Geetisha Dasgupta

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Women and work in South Asia
  • Women in Cities and their Peripheries
  • Middle Classes in neo-liberal India
  • Migration and work
  • Science and technology-work
  • Neo-liberal contexts of Teleworking

Biography

Geetisha has research experience in Right to Food, and middle-class women’s work in urban India. She has a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Presidency College, University of Calcutta. She began her career on the editorial desk of Desh, Anandabazar Patrika, where she wrote analyses of state policies in India. Prior to joining the University, she was a Graduate TA and Adjunct Lecturer at SUNY Binghamton, and a Research Associate at the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group. Her latest work explores teleworking among women in ICT-enabled sectors in Bangalore, India who are moving their labour processes to self-paid premises in large numbers. 

Publications and Writings

Co-edited volume

Basu, Sibaji P. & G. Dasgupta (2011). Politics in Hunger Régime: Essays on Right to Food in West Bengal, Frontpage, London and Kolkata. 

Book chapters

  • Dasgupta G (2021). Work-from-home for Bangalore’s New Middle Class Women: No Future Workplace’ for Women?. In Manish K Jha and Pushpendra Kumar [eds.] Beyond consumption: India’s New Middle-Class in Neoliberal Times, Routledge, August. 
  • Dasgupta, G (2011). Whither Right to Food?. In Shibaji P. Basu and Geetisha Dasgupta [eds.] Politics in Hunger Régime: Essays on Right to Food in West Bengal , Frontpage, London and Kolkata. 
  • Dasgupta, G (2011). Right to Food in West Midnapore District. In Shibaji P. Basu and Geetisha Dasgupta [eds.] Politics in Hunger Régime: Essays on Right to Food in West Bengal, Frontpage, London and Kolkata. 

Occasional papers

  • Dasgupta, G (2010).“Highly Skilled and Other Migrants: India-Finland Aspirations” in Two Studies on Asylum Seekers and Other Immigrants in Finland’, Policies and Practices, 32, the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group. 
  • Dasgupta, G (2009). Whither Right to Food?: Rights Institutions and Hungry Labour in Tea Plantations of North Bengal, Policies and Practices, 24, the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata. 
  • Dasgupta, G and I Dey (2010, May). State of Research on Forced Migration in East and North-East, Economic and Political Weekly, XLV(21).

News/​Media Article

Dasgupta, G. [2020, October 13] Work From Home Is A Classed, Gendered and Corporatist Practice. The Dialogue. https://​the​di​a​logue​.co​.in/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​/​7​C​X​F​s​W​p​V​p​5​W​0​j​l​u​1​T​P​E​a​/​w​o​r​k​-​f​r​o​m​-​h​o​m​e​-​i​s​-​a​-​c​l​a​s​s​e​d​-​g​e​n​d​e​r​e​d​-​a​n​d​-​c​o​r​p​o​r​a​t​i​s​t​-​p​r​a​ctice