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Mythri Prasad

Associate Fellow


  • Ph.D in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Mythri Prasad is an associate fellow at IHD and an associate editor of Indian Journal of Labour Economics. Her research interests primarily revolve around migration and urban transformation in contemporary India. She has a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (Centre for Development Studies). Her doctoral work traces the different types of recruitment of migrants and local Malayali workers that reflect political contests and settlements between trade unions, corporate construction companies and recruitment agencies. She has worked as a researcher at the French Institute of Pondicherry in the SUBURBIN project that examined subaltern urbanisation in India. At IHD, she works on a collaborative project with UC San Diego to develop meaningful measures of gender equality and empowerment focusing on urban women who have overcome economic barriers to gender empowerment. Among her publications are two book chapters: “A Market Place for Migrants: Mobility, Settlement and Social Protection in Kerala” (Palgrave Macmillan); “Territorial Legends: Politics of Indigeneity, Migration, and Urban Citizenship in Pasighat” (Springer) and articles in Contributions to Indian Sociology, Contemporary South Asia and Economic and Political Weekly.