Research & Programme Associates

Priya Singh is Research and Programme Associate at the Calcutta Research Group (CRG) and Associate Director and Programme Coordinator (Honorary) at Asia in Global Affairs (AGA). She is an area specialist and has been tracking the West Asian region with Israel as an area of special interest. She has been writing consistently on the issue of migration, displacement and refugees be it the Palestinian refugees or as in recent times, the Syrians. Priya has been Fellow at the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata. Her areas of interest include the Middle East conflict, state formation in Israel, issues pertaining to gender, minorities and marginalised communities such as the Arab Jews, the Bedouins of Negev, and the Palestinians in Israel. She has authored, edited, co-edited publications on the region. Her research work has also been published in peer reviewed journals and as book chapters. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies. She has been a reviewer for the Routledge Series on Middle Eastern Studies and contributes for national newspapers such as The Telegraph and The Statesman. She often writes briefs and commentaries on contemporary issues for the Diplomatist magazine. Priya is currently a researcher at the Calcutta Research Group for a segment, “Social Mapping of Infrastructure, Logistics and India’s Look East Policy” of the project on “Social and Political Mapping of Popular Movements, Logistical Vision and Infrastructure of India”, and coordinator for the segment on “Popular Movements in Bihar and Bengal” of the same project with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation. She is also a part of the editorial team of the Calcutta Research Group’s peer-reviewed journal, Refugee Watch.


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Aditi Mukherjee is a Research and Programme Associate at the Calcutta Research Group (CRG). She holds a BA and MA in History from the Presidency College and the University of Calcutta respectively. She has also completed her MPhil in Foreign Policy Studies from the University of Calcutta. Aditi is currently a PhD researcher at the Leiden University, the Netherlands and in the final stages of completion of her doctoral research. Her PhD dissertation draws on ethnographic research conducted at different types of migrant dwellings located at the peri urban margins of Calcutta, in an attempt to address questions of different modalities of displacement and tiers of migrant/urban citizenship within third world metropolitan contexts. She is the recipient of the Erasmus Mundus IBIES PhD fellowship from September 2013 to August 2016. She is associated with the 1947 Partition Archive based at Berkeley, California as a Citizen Historian and has contributed interviews of East Bengali migrants to the Archive. She has presented her research widely at many international forums including the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, the Lund University, University of Gottingen among others on themes of displacement, place-making, and tiers of migrant citizenship in post-colonial South Asia. She has published her research in journals and seminar proceeding volumes. She has also been involved in organizing international conferences on the theme of displacement. Her broad research interests include processes of third world urbanism, and myriad forms of dispossession and displacement associated with it.


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Previous Research & Programme Associates




Ritam Sengupta
Somdutta Chakraborty
Anwesha Sengupta
Iman Kr. Mitra
Shuvro Prosun Sarker

Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury
Atig Ghosh
Suha Priyadarshini Chakravorty
(15.05.09-18.01.10 & 02.01.12-28.02.13)
Mithilesh Kumar
Ishita Dey
Geetisha Dasgupta
Sutirtha Bedajna
Sanam Roohi
Ksenia Glebova
Debdatta Chaudhuri
Shreyasi Chaudhuri
Pritima Sharma
Madhuresh Kumar
Aditi Bhaduri
Nilajan Dutta