Sutapa Chattopadhyay is Assistant Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies and Development Studies at StFX. Her areas of interest are gender justice, migrations, development politics, social movements, political ecology, and Indigeneity. Dr. Chattopadhyay’s current research focuses on migrant incarceration, borders, and autonomy in Rome, Italy. A co-edited book titled Migration, Squatting and Radical Autonomy and several peer-reviewed publications have been generated from this research. As well, her previous research on Indigeneity, food sovereignty, emancipatory politics, and development justice has led to many journal articles and a book, Politics of Development and Forced Mobility. Dr. Chattopadhyay publications have appeared in Gender, Place and Culture; ACME; Interface; Population, Place and Space; Environment and Planning D; Geopolitics; and Capitalism Nature Socialism. She has lectured at universities and research institutes across North America and Europe. She is an editor of Interface (a journal for and on social movements) and on the advisory board of ACME (a critical geography journal). As a teacher and a researcher, her objective is to get educated on how and why the world has been organized the way it is and how can she contribute to transforming the world to be a better and equitable place that extends respect to all.
Media Areas: Migration; Development Politics; Political Ecology; South Asia