Dr. Amrita Datta is an assistant professor of development studies at the Department of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. Amrita’s research interests are in the areas of migration and mobilities, agrarian change and rural development, women’s work, and gender and development. Amrita’s forthcoming book, Migration and Development in India: The Bihar Experience (Routledge), based on empirical research, studies out-migration from rural Bihar in the context of neoliberal economic development in India. Amrita has published in several edited volumes and journals such as the Journal of Development Studies, Asian Journal of Women’s Studies, Children’s Geographies, Indian Journal of Labour Economics and the Economic and Political Weekly. Amrita has a PhD in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and an M.Phil in the same subject from the University of Cambridge.
At this course, Amrita will facilitate a session on why gender matters in agriculture with a focus on South Asia.