B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (NLSIU Bengaluru), M.Phil., Ph.D. (Yale)
Atreyee is a historical and political anthropologist with a focus on the impact of capitalism on space and time. My monograph Time, Space, and Capital in India: Longing and Belonging in an Urban-Industrial Hinterland (Routledge 2018) addresses the intersection of time, space and capital through an ethnography of public life in an urban-industrial hinterland in eastern India. Her current research focuses on Vaishnavite devotional practices in north India.
Atreyee received her PhD from the Department of Anthropology at Yale University in 2014. She was recently an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto (2016-18). Between December 2014 and May 2016, she taught at the School of Development at Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India. She has a law degree from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (2006) and practiced law and conducted legal research in New Delhi on questions of land, environment, water rights and indigeneity. She has worked in public interest legal practice in New Delhi and have been engaged in ethnographic research and teaching anthropology in Bangalore and Toronto after completion of her PhD.
Her work has appeared in many peer-reviewed venues including SAMAJ and the Economic and Political Weekly. She has written extensively in varied genres in the popular press including The Wire, Scroll, Open Magazine, 3AM Magazine, two of her short fiction pieces are published in the Bangalore Review (2015) and the RIC Journal (2018). She has been a Contributing Editor (2016-2018) for the journal Cultural Anthropology.