Madhura-Mitu Sengupta

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Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Politics and Public Administration Toronto, Ontario sengupta@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 554183

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Mitu Sengupta has published widely on Indian market liberalization and development, on labour and migration in India, and on the politics of sporting events and film. Her more recent research engages with the fields of international development, international relations, and political philosophy. ...

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Bio/Research

Mitu Sengupta has published widely on Indian market liberalization and development, on labour and migration in India, and on the politics of sporting events and film. Her more recent research engages with the fields of international development, international relations, and political philosophy. It is focused, in particular, on the policy implications and practical consequences of different normative assumptions about development, and on the politics of norm creation in international development. Mitu is working on a number of topics in this vein, such as the creation and implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); the evolution and operationalization of human-rights based approaches in international development and international relations; and a book-length project on the shifting normative foundations of India’s economic policy and development strategy.

Mitu is a member of the Human Development and Capabilities Association, the International Development Ethics Association, and the International Studies Association, and is on the advisory board of Springer’s Philosophy and Poverty book series. She was a director of Academics Stand Against Poverty, a network of poverty-focused academics anchored at Yale University’s Global Justice Program, from 2012 to 2016, and a director for the Centre for Development and Human Rights, a New Delhi-based research and advocacy group, from 2010 to 2017. Mitu has held visiting scholar appointments at several prestigious institutions in India, including Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Institute of Economic Growth, and the Institute of Human Development. She is currently a Visiting Professor at the Council for Social Development and a Senior Adjunct Fellow at Research and Information System for Developing Countries.

She is fluent in English, Hindi, and Bengali.


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