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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  

Areas of Interest

  • Critical Developmental Studies
  • Post Colonial Theory
  • Gender and Globalization
  • Urban Geographies
  • Transnationalism and Diaspora
  • Social Movements
  • 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. “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
  • Mukherjee, S. “Troubling Positionality: Politics of ‘Studying-up’ in India’s Software Industry” (under review).                    
  • Mirchandani, K., Mukherjee, S. and Tambe, S. Servicing Workers: Offshoots of India's Transnational Information Technology Industry. Book Manuscript.

Professional Affiliations

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