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Sejuti Das Gupta

Sejuti  Das Gupta
  • Assistant Professor
  • Faculty
  • Case Hall Room N364
  • 842 Chestnut Rd
  • East Lansing, MI 48825
  • 517-882-5291


Sejuti Das Gupta completed her doctoral studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, for which she was awarded the prestigious Felix scholarship. Her book has been published by Cambridge University Press in 2019, Class, Politics, and Agrarian Policies in Post-liberalisation India. Her areas of interest are capitalism, agrarian political economy, public policy, gender and work, and state-society interactions. Trained in Political Science, she shifted to Development studies to do interdisciplinary research. Her core interest is to contribute towards combining theory and practice for a better understanding in social science. She was recently awarded a Regional Economic Initiative grant to conduct research on the pandemic’s effect on women’s work in Michigan, on a formal-informal continuum. She previously taught at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India, as an Assistant Professor where she served as the Academic Coordinator for Masters in Development Practice, under the Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellows' Scheme. She has worked in the development sector in India and has editorial experience. She completed her Masters and M. Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University in Political Studies in 2008.


Professor Das Gupta recently published Sejuti Das Gupta and Ishita Mehrotra, Who is a farmer in India in the Journal of Agrarian Change blog

Professor Das Gupta has recently published a book Class, Politics, and Agrarian Policies in Post-liberalisation India. [Amazon Link]

Professor Das Gupta presented "Farmers Matter in New India but not the Same Way: Political Settlement, Discontinuous Agrarian Policy and Class-Formations" at the South Asia Seminar of Oxford University.