Amrita Datta

Amrita Datta is an Assistant Professor of Development Studies in the Department of Liberal Arts at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH).

Her research interests are in the areas of migration, agrarian change, gender, village and longitudinal studies. She is currently working on the political economy of rural-urban migration in contemporary India, with a focus on its historical origins and state responses.Her research has been published in several edited volumes and journals such as the Journal of Development Studies, Children’s Geographies, Indian Journal of Labour Economics and the Economic and Political Weekly.

Amrita’s teaching 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.

Prior to joining IITH, Amrita has worked at Flame University, Pune; Institute for Human Development, New Delhi; Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; and the Indian School of Microfinance for Women, Ahmedabad.