Bandana Purkayastha

Bandana Purkayastha: “These Were Haunting Events”

"An interdisciplinary team of researchers, including UConn professor of sociology and Asian and Asian American studies Bandana Purkayastha, is developing a set of research tools that will help understand the multiple dimensions of precarity faced by migrant workers, and to recommend ways that policymakers can ease those burdens. The two-year project is funded by the Social Science Research Council."

 

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UConn Today: https://today.uconn.edu/2021/01/haunting-events-researchers-study-migrant-precarity-pandemic-us-india/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UConnResearch/status/1346440122036838400?s=20

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Bandana Purkayastha: Pandemics and Migrant Precarity

Soma Chaudhuri (Sociology, Michigan State University, PI), Elizabeth Chacko (Geography, George Washington University, Co-PI), Bandana Purkayastha (Sociology & AASI, Co-PI) along with S. Anandhi (History, Madras Institute of Development Studies, India), Anand Venkatesh (Economics, Institute for Rural Management, India), Paromita Sanyal. (Sociology, Florida State University), and Jaita Talukdar (Sociology, Loyola University, New Orleans) have been awarded an SSRC grant  to study pandemics and migrant precarity in India and the US. The project will bring together seven multidisciplinary international scholars from the fields of history, economics, geography and sociology to develop an interdisciplinary methodological toolkit to study migrant precarity in the international context. The toolkit will draw from several interdisciplinary methods, including the life history calendar (LHC), in-depth interviews, focus group discussion (FGD), the Zaltman metaphor of elicitation technique (ZMET) and content analysis of print media to answer the following question: How has the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing precariousness and created new disruptions in the lives of migrants?