Asmita Bhutani Vij
Asmita has led various projects on school transformation, adult learning and girls' education in India. She pursued her Master's degree from the University of Toronto on the gendered aspects of the neoliberal capitalist economy. In this thesis, she focused on land dispossession and violence against women in India. For her PhD, she is planning to conduct a study on the role of gender and class in the digital economy and is interested in advancing feminist research on digital labour processes.
She is currently a research assistant for a SSHRC-funded project on youth and the labour market in Singapore. She has worked as an instructional designer and teaching fellow to assist in developing graduate-level online courses on 'Workplace learning and Social Change' and 'Learning in the Global Economy'. She is also a founding member of the South Asia Interest Group, a student-initiated research collective at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education. She frequently writes for online websites on the topics of immigrant women, feminist activism, gendered labour and adult learning.
Keywords: Labour Market and Gender; Workplace Learning, Digital Labour; India; South Asia; Violence Against Women; Capitalism