B.A. Economics & Mathematics, Barnard College, 2007
M.A. Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2009
Sara Duvisac is a PhD candidate in Sociology and a graduate fellow at the Urban Democracy Lab at New York University. Her dissertation research focuses on how rights associated with work are being transformed in India through a comparative study of the precarity of privileged jobs. The study compares IT professionals, nurses, and automobile workers from two cities, Chennai and Hyderabad. More broadly, her research interests include the political economy of development, urban precarity, labor rights, and gender in the global South. She recently co-authored a paper on the relationship between women’s employment and prevalence of preference for sons in India entitled, “The Relationship between Women’s Paid Employment and Women’s Stated Son Preference in India,” in Demographic Research. She is currently a Doctoral Fellow in Urban Practice at the Urban Democracy Lab (2017-2018). She is an active member of the Crown Heights Tenants Union and is involved anti-gentrification and tenant rights work in Brooklyn. Sara received her BA in Economics-Mathematics and Human Rights from Barnard College and her MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago.
precarity; political economy of development; gender and development; labor; housing