Simanti Dasgupta

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Email: Simanti Dasgupta
Phone: 937-229-2169


Simanti Dasgupta completed her doctoral studies in anthropology at the New School for Social Research, NYC and her Ph.D. was conferred in May 2009. She joined the faculty in January 2009. Her research interests are postcoloniality, state, citizenship and civil society, neoliberalism and market, governance, science and technology studies (specifically Information Technology), urban studies, development, ethics. She has been conducting ethnographic research in Bangalore, India.

Recent Publications

"Of Raids and Returns: Sex work movement, police oppression, and the politics of the ordinary in Sonagachi, India" has been published in the current issue of Anti-Trafficking Review. This is a publication of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW). Watch the GAATW video below.