Dr. Madhurima Das

Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.

Dr. Madhurima Das, joined the Humanities and Social Science Department at BITS Pilani on March 2019. Dr. Das received her Postdoctoral degree from the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice on a European Research Council sponsored project across nine nations called “DomEQUAL: A Global Approach to Paid Domestic Work and Global Inequalities”. She completed her PhD from the Department of Sociology at the University of Oregon and also has a Graduate Certificate from the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of Oregon. She has held joint teaching appointments at the Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of Oregon, where she has taught variety of courses. She came to University of Oregon after completing her Masters in Sociology from Jadavpur University (Kolkata). She also received another Masters in Sociology from University of Oregon and completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology with First Class Honours from Presidency College, Kolkata.

Her scholarship and research primarily focuses on transnational gender politics, globalization, gender and the labour market, transnational families and feminist issues. She has current and forthcoming publications on varied fields ranging from mothering to immigration and labor politics. At the University of Oregon both her scholarship and teaching has been honoured with numerous awards. Along with her primary research interests she engages her students into the paths of social activism through pedagogy and dialogue within the classroom space. 


February 2019-Present: Assistant Professor, Birla Institute of Technology (BITS), Pilani: Humanities and Social Sciences Department.

July 2017-September 2018: Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Country Expert (INDIA)- 'DomEQUAL': European Research Council (ERC) sponsored project. Principal Investigator: Ca' Foscari University of Venice – Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage.

September 2010- May 2017: Graduate Instructor in Sociology and Women’s & Gender Studies Department, University of Oregon.


2017: PhD, Sociology, University of Oregon (USA).                                                    

Project Title: “Mothers Across Borders: A Transnational Analysis of Parenting Between Indian Mothers in Edison and Kolkata.”                                        

2017: Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oregon (USA).          

2012: Master of Arts Sociology, University of Oregon (USA).            

Project Title: “Becoming American Middle-Class Mothers: Situation of Indian immigrant Married Women in H4 (Dependent) Visa in the United States.”

2010: Master of Arts  Sociology (First Class), Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.                                 

2008: Bachelor of Arts Sociology (First Class with Honors), Presidency College, Kolkata, India.