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Sanjukta Mukherjee

Courses Taught:

  • WGS 100 Women's Lives: Race, Class, & Gender 
  • WGS 200 Women's Studies in Transnational Contexts
  • WGS 290 (GEO 395) Special Topics: Understanding Urban Landscapes: Race, Class, & Gender
  • WGS 391 Methods and Scholarship in Women’s Studies
  • WGS 465 Globalization, Transnationalism, & Gender
  • WGS 473: Seminar in Graduate Proposal Writing
  • LSP 112: Race, Class and Gender in the City
  • LSP 200: Urban Ethnicities

Areas of Interest:

  • Transnational Feminisms: Gender and globalization, women and work in the global service economy, transnational aging and care work, diaspora and identity
  • Critical Developmental Studies
  • Post Colonial Theory
  • Urban and Feminist Geographies
  • Critical Feminist Pedagogies and Methodologies
  • South Asia


  • Department of Geography
  • Department of International Studies
  • Global Asian Studies Program

External Research Grants:

2011-2014: “Servicing Workers: Offshoots of India's Transnational Information Technology Industry”, funded by Social Science and Humanities Research Council, (SSHRC) Canada. This collaborative project with Dr. Kiran Mirchandani (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto) and Dr. Shruti Tambe (Pune University, India) examines the predominantly invisible, precarious and informalized labor of auxiliary workers like drivers, security guards and housekeepers who support the hyper-visible, globalized, IT service sector in Pune, India. Three years of fieldwork documenting the lives and livelihoods of auxiliary service workers has exposed the complex and contradictory implications of neoliberal globalization on cities of the global south.

Major Publications:


  • Mirchandani, Kiran, Sanjukta Mukherjee, and Shruti Tambe. Low Wage in High Tech: An Ethnography of Service Workers in Global India. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Peer Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters:

  • Mullings, Beverley, and Sanjukta Mukherjee. "Reflections on mentoring as decolonial, transnational, feminist praxis." Gender, Place & Culture 25, no. 10 (2018): 1405-1422.
  • Mirchandani, Kiran, Sanjukta Mukherjee, and Shruti Tambe. "Researching the ambiguous global elite: methodological reflections on the invisible realities and contradictory politics of neoliberal globalization." In The Methodological Dilemma Revisited, pp. 153-171. Routledge, 2018.
  • Mukherjee, Sanjukta. "Troubling positionality: Politics of “studying up” in transnational contexts." The Professional Geographer 69, no. 2 (2017): 291-298.
  • Mirchandani, Kiran, Sanjukta Mukherjee, and Shruti Tambe. “Old Jobs in New Forms: Women’s Experiences in the Housekeeping Sector in Pune.” In Women Workers in Urban India, edited by Saraswati Raju and Santosh Jatrana. Cambridge University Press, 2016. 
  • Mukherjee, S. “Pedagogical Challenges of Teaching the Global: Race, Nation and Transnational Feminist Praxis.” In Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect, edited by George Yancy and Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, 181–202. Critical Social Thought. Routledge, 2014.
  • Mukherjee, S. “Globalizing Bangalore: Urban Transformation in the High-Tech City.” In South Asia in the World: An Introduction, edited by Susan Snow Wadley, 275–91. Foundations in Global Studies: The Regional Landscape. New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc, 2014. 
  • Mukherjee, S. “Producing the Knowledge Professional: Gendered Geographies of Alienation in India’s New Hi-Tech Workplace’.” In An Outpost of the Global Information Economy: Work and Workers in the India’s Outsourcing Industry, edited by Carol Upadhyay and A.R. Vasavi, 50–75. Routledge, 2008.

Book Reviews in Peer Reviewed Journals:

  • Mukherjee, S. A Review of “Impossible Citizens: Dubai’s Indian Diaspora. By N. Vora.” IMRE International Migration Review 48, no. 4 (2014): 1100–1101.      
  • Mukherjee, S. 2012: A Review of “India's New Economic Policy: A Critical Analysis”, The Professional Geographer, 64:4, 621-622.    
  • Mukherjee, S. 2007: A Review of “Colonial and Post-colonial Geographies of India”, The Geography Journal, 173:1, 98–99.

Academic Works in Progress:

  • Mirchandani, Kiran, and Sanjukta Mukherjee. “Gendering the Intimate Labour of Toilet Cleaning in India’s High Tech Sector” (under review).
  • Mukherjee, Sanjukta and Kiran Mirchandani, “Migrant Masculinities and Discourses of Fear: Drivers interrupting neoliberal entrepreneurialism in India”.
  • Mukherjee, Sanjukta. Trans(national) Im(mobilities): Gendering Age, Aging, and Care in India. 

Professional Affiliations:

  • National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
  • Association of American Geographers (AAG)
  • International Sociological Association (ISA)