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Professor, Centre for Political Institutions, Governance and Development (CPIGD)

Area of Specialisation
  • Globalization and labour; urban poverty; social movements; comparative development.

Academic Qualification
  • Ph.D., Department of Politics, Princeton University, 1992
Recent Visiting Faculty/Fellow positions
  1. T.A. Raman Pai Chair Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, June- August 2013.

  2. Visiting Fellow, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, Oxford, UK., April-June, 2011.

  3. Adjunct Faculty, Economics and Social Sciences Area, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, June-December, 2009.

Selected Publications
  1. “New Paradigms in Labour Studies: How Much Do they Explain”, 2017  in R Nagraj ( ed) Political Economy of Contemporary India, Cambridge University Press, New Delhi

  2. Employers Associations in India: Responses to Economic Liberalization”, 2017, in John Benson et al (eds) Employers Associations in Asia, Routledge.

  3. Supriya RoyChowdhury and B.P.Vani, “Self Employment: Broad Review of Dimensions and Diversities”, in Elizabeth Hill and Amitendu Palit (eds) Employment Policy in Emergent Economies, Routledge: London.

  4. “Bringing Class Back In: Informality in Bangalore”.  (2015) Socialist Register,vol 51, ( Transforming Classes) London: Merlin Press. 

  5. “Political Economy of India :A Selected Review of Literature”, (2013)  in Political Science Vol 1: the Indian State (sponsored by ICSSR), Oxford University Press, New Delhi.

  6. “Civil Society and the Urban Poor” ( 2012) in Ajay Gudavarthy (ed) Reframing Democracy and Agency  in India: Interrogating Political Society”, London: Anthem Press.

  7. “Class in Industrial Conflict: Case Studies from Bangalore”, (2010) in John      Harriss and Paul Bowles (eds) Globalization and Labour in China, India and the West”,  New York: Palgrave and Macmillan.

  8. “Labour Activism and Women in the Unorganized Sector” in T.K. Oomen (ed) Social Movements II, Concerns of Equity and Security, Oxford in India Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2009.   

  9. “Slums and Civil Society: the Limits of Urban Activism”, in Darshini Mahadevia (ed) Inside the Transforming Urban Asia: Processes, Policies and Public Actions, Concept, 2008.

  10. “Informality in Globalised Forms of Production”,  The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.50, No. 4, 2007.

  11. Public Sector Restructuring and Democracy: the State, Labour and Trade Unions in India in Rahul Mukherjee (ed) India’s Economic Transition: the Politics of Reforms, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007. Reprinted from Journal of Development Studies, Vol.39, No.3.

  12. “Globalization and Labour”, in Baldev Raj Narain (ed) Globalization and Politics in India, New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2007.

Recent Unpublished Reports

  • “Work and Workers in the New Services Economy: A Pilot Study in Bangalore”, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore ( mimeo) 2015.

  • “Mapping and Assessment of Social Dialogue and Labour Administration Frameworks at State Level: Karnataka State”  Report for Internatinal Labour Organization, New Delhi, 2015.

  • Migration, Informal Work and Welfare: A Policy Perspective on Karnataka’s Cities”,  “Planning Department, Government of Karnataka. ISEC, Bangalore (mimeo) 2013.

Recent Working Papers
  1. “Informality and Poverty in Bangalore Slums” (2011) , CSASP- Work-In –Progress, Paper 10, www.southasia.ox.ac.uk.

  2. “The Child and the City: A Study of Autonomous Child Migration in Bangalore”, (2013) Working Paper No.298,  ISEC, Bangalore.

Recent Research Projects

  • “Work and Workers in the New Services Economy: A Pilot Study in Bangalore”, Institute for Social and Economic Change, 2015.

  • “Mapping and Assessment of Social Dialogue and Labour Administration Frameworks at State Level: Karnataka State”  Internatinal Labour Organization, New Delhi, 2015.

  •  “Migration, Informal Work and Welfare : A Policy Perspective on Karnataka’s   Cities”.  State Planning Board, Government of Karnataka,

Recent Conference Papers: (selected)
  1. “Bangalore: Unskilled Workers, Employment and Livelihood”, paper presented at workshop on Bangalore: the Great Transformation”, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore June 24-25, 2016.

  2. “Theorizing Urban Livelihoods: Examining Work and Sociality in Indian Cities: the Case of Bangalore”, paper presented in Workshop on Landscapes of Urban Livelihoods: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives”, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, October 7, 2015.

  3. “Changing Paradigms of Labor Administration”, in Conference on Labour Questions in the Global South, Centre for Economic and Policy Studies, and Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, November, 2015.

  4. “Mapping and Assessment of Social Dialogue and Labour Administration Frameworks at State Level: Karnataka State”. Paper presented at Conference on Social Dialogue and Labour Administration, International Labour Organization, New Delhi, September 28, 2015.  

  5. “New Paradigms of Labour:  How Much Do They Explain”,  paper presented at Conference on India’s Political Economy, IGIDR and University of California, Berkeley, at IGIDR. Mumbai, November, 2014. 

  6. “Self Employment in India: Dynamics and Dimensions”, paper presented at Workshop on Employment Issues in India, organized by Sydney University and National University of Singapore , at NUS, Singapore, February 2014.

  7. Rethinking Labour and Industrial Relations in India”, paper presented in Symposium on Labour Dynamics in Indonesia and India: the Comparative Experience”, The Sydney South East Asia Centre and University of Sydney, Australia, December 2012.

  8. Poverty in Bangalore”:, paper presented at ISEC- Brown University Conference on “Bangalore in Comparative Perspective”, January 2012.

Recent Invited Lectures (selected)
  1. “Women, Work and Unions”,  Special Lecture presented at National Conference on “Negotiating Globalization: Trade Unions and Labour in Contemporary India”, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata, 22-23 September, 2016. 

  2. Case study as  Research Method”, School of Law, Christ University, May 24, 2016.

  3. Discussion presented on “Poverty in India: A Labour Perspective”,  paper presented at  South Asia Alliance for Poverty Removal Consultation at National Law School of India University, Bangalore, May 11, 2016. 

  4. "Ürban Informality and the Politics of Welfare”, Azim Premji University, April 16 ,2014. 

  5. Theorizing Informality: Bringing Class Back In” National Institute for Advanced Studies, Bangalore, August 2013

  6. The Child and the City; Autonomous Migrants in Bangalore”, National Institute for Advanced Studies, Bangalore, July 2013.

  7. “Öld and New Slums in a Rich City”, presented at Centre for Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, March 30, 2012. 

  8. “Çities, Slums and the Informal Sector”, Symposium on South Asia, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, May 2011.

Current teaching in the Ph.D. programme at ISEC
  • Topics on Post Structuralism and Post Modernism in Course on Modern Political Theories,
    (Part A, first semester, of Doctoral Programme at ISEC, Centre for Political Institutions).

  • Course on Political Economy
    (Part B, second semester, of Doctoral Programme at ISEC, Centre for Political Institutions)

Dr. Supriya RoyChowdhury
Professor

Centre for Political Institutions, Governance and Development
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Dr. V K R V Rao Road, Nagarbhavi PO,
Bangalore 560 072, India
Phone: 080-2321
5468 (O)
E-Mail: supriya@isec.ac.in

 

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