Mihika Chatterjee

Mihika Chatterjee


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Research interests

Mihika is a lecturer in International Development at the Department of Social and Policy Sciences (SPS), University of Bath. Her current research is focused on the politics of land dispossession and rural transitions in Western India. More broadly, she is interested in the political economy of late-industrialisation, labour struggles, and rural inequalities. Beyond academic publications, her work has been featured in the Al Jazeera, BBC World Service, and Danish media outlet Raeson.

Before joining SPS, Mihika was a departmental lecturer at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford, where she taught on the MPhil in Development Studies programme and supervised a range of masters dissertations.  

Mihika has a doctorate in International Development and MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford. She is a member of the International Advisory Board for the British Journal of Politics and International Relations.

Other responsibilities

Pathway lead for SWDTP - International Development and Area Studies

Willing to supervise doctoral students

  • Land politics
  • Rural labour and rural inequalities
  • Financialisation & State
  • Political economy of green transitions


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger


  • political economy of development
  • land and rentierism
  • rural politics
  • inequalities
  • South Asia


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