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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 is an assistant professor in the Comparative Cultures and Politics field. She completed her doctoral studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She received the Felix Scholarship to conduct her doctoral research in Development Studies. 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, colonialism, agrarian political economy, public policy, class-caste and state-society interactions. 

Trained in political science, she shifted to Development Studies to conduct interdisciplinary research. She is trained in empirical research. Her core interest is to contribute towards combining theory and practice for a better understanding of social science. Following her Ph.D., she joined the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India, where she served as the academic coordinator for Master’s in Development Practice under the Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellows' Scheme. She has worked at the grassroots in India on issues of mining, land acquisition and displacement.

She completed her master’s and M. Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University in Political Studies in 2008. Her current research focus is the impact of COVID on women and their work in Lansing. 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.


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.