Madhumita Dutta

Assistant Professor, Faculty Affiliate, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Current CV: PDF icon Madhumita_Dutta_CV.pdf

Interests:  Labor, gender, politics of development, South Asia, creative methodologies.

Current Research: My interests are in the everyday politics of labor, life stories of workers, women and work.

Courses Taught: (Fall 2018):
GEOG 5501: Urban Spaces in the Global Economy

Courses Taught: (Spring 2018):
GEOG 2400: Economic and Social Geography
GEOG 5802: Globalization and Environment

Select Publication:

Nowak J, Dutta M, and Birke P (eds). 2018.  Workers' Movements and Strikes in the Twenty-First Century: A Global Perspective. Rowman & Littlefield International.


Dutta, M. 2019. ‘Becoming’ factory workers: understanding women’s geographies of work through life stories in Tamil Nadu, India, Gender, Place & Culture.

Dutta, M. 2019. Turning Productive Failures Into Creative Possibilities: Women Workers Shaping Fieldwork Methods In Tamil Nadu, India. Geographical Review

Dutta, M. 2016. Place of life stories in labour geography: why does it matter? Geoforum, Vol. 77, 1-4.

Dutta, M. 2016. The Nokia SEZ Story: Economy of disappearances. Economic & Political Weekly. Vol. L1 (51), 43-51.

Good Land: Bad Bank - Deadlocking valuable land in unproductive industrial land banks in India. January 2019.

Areas of Expertise
  • Labor Geography
  • Gender
  • Politics of Development
  • Ph.D., 2016, Geography, University of Durham, UK.
  • M.Sc.,1994, Environmental Science, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India.
  • B.Sc.,1992, Delhi University, Delhi, India.
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