(Amrita) A. Datta

PhD Researcher International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) ISS PhD
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Erasmus University Rotterdam
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H03-19
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datta@iss.nl

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Amrita Datta is a PhD candidate at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Amrita’s doctoral dissertation combines quantitative and qualitative techniques to examine the determinants and impact of labour migration from rural Bihar in the context of wider development processes. Amrita is interested in the political economy of rural-urban migration in contemporary India, with a focus on its historical origins and state responses. Her research interests are in the areas of rural-urban migration and agrarian change, gender, village and longitudinal studies. Her research has been published in the Journal of Development Studies, Indian Journal of Labour Economics and the…

Amrita Datta is a PhD candidate at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Amrita’s doctoral dissertation combines quantitative and qualitative techniques to examine the determinants and impact of labour migration from rural Bihar in the context of wider development processes. Amrita is interested in the political economy of rural-urban migration in contemporary India, with a focus on its historical origins and state responses. Her research interests are in the areas of rural-urban migration and agrarian change, gender, village and longitudinal studies. Her research has been published in the Journal of Development Studies, Indian Journal of Labour Economics and the Economic and Political Weekly.

Amrita’s teaching interests and pedagogy are closely intertwined with her research – in the broad areas of agrarian change and rural-urban migration, development theory and policy, gender and development, and research methods.

Amrita obtained an M.Phil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, an M.A. in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and a B.A. (Honours) in Economics from the Lady Shriram College for Women, University of Delhi.