Dr Aditya Ray

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About me

I am a development geographer and Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management. My research centres around exploring intersections between contemporary urban, social and economic transformations taking place in the global South, with a focus on digital working lives, labour and ethics.

My PhD and early postdoctoral work, funded by the ESRC, has looked at labour geographies of India's new services economy, focussing on working lives of those engaged at the margins of its IT & BPM sectors. Currently, I am working on a study documenting lives and experiences of digital app-based workers in the aftermath of COVID-19 in urban India, and their negotiations with the state, platform companies and traditional labour market intermediaries.
Since 2021, I have also been involved in a project analysing data drawn from a large-scale study of transnational mobility amongst tech workers in the UK and India.

Alongside my research, I teach and supervise students on a broad range of topics in geography, development and environmental managment, including: geographies of globalisation, global cities and urbanisms; environment and social justice; geographical research methods.

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