Methodological Challenges and Possibilities of Working with Caste, Class and Capitalism in the South Asian Context

September 30, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Virtual Event
York Centre for Asian Research

We are pleased to welcome Gayatri Nair to York University (virtually) for a roundtable with graduate students who research on India/South Asia/South Asian diaspora. Dr Nair will bel discussing how she uses caste, class and capitalism in her work and how students might incorporate an intersectional analysis into their own work. Participants will be provided with a short reading list to ground the discussion in a shared understanding of the concepts.

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We have space for seven students on a first come, first served basis.

Gayatri Nair is Assistant Professor in Sociology, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology in Delhi, India. She received her MPhil (2012) and PhD (2016) in Sociology from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her research interests lie in urban informal labour and livelihood patterns with an emphasis on the question of technology, caste and gender. With a focus on political economy, she has published work examining the links between caste, gender and cultures of modernity, working caste lives and popular culture. She is the author of Set Adrift: Capitalist Transformations and Community Politics along Mumbai’s Shores, published by Oxford University Press (2021). She is currently researching platform work and workers in Indian cities.

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