Primary Department
School of Law and Government
SFI Pathways Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Arpita Chakraborty
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

I am a post-colonial feminist researcher whose work lies at the cross section of gender, migration and diasporic studies from a postcolonial feminist perspective. I am Principle Investigator of a five-year Irish Research Council project on migrant South Asian women’s experience of accessing support services in Ireland. I am specifically interested in looking at how ideas around gender, masculinities, and caste migrate transnationally and how it effects migrant women of colour in Europe. I have actively sought to collaborate with civil society partners outside academia, narrowly defined, in the co-production of knowledge and the communication of research findings for societal impact.

My work has been published and accepted for publication in leading international peer-reviewed publications including International Feminist Journal of Politics, Economic and Political Weekly, Religion and Gender, Routledge, and Cambridge University Press. Since finishing my PhD in 2019, I have led three research projects worth more than €500,000 funded by the Irish Research Council, and Ireland India Institute, and collaborated on international research projects with colleagues at Goldsmiths, University of London, Tampere University, Lucerne University, ActionAid Ireland, ActionAid Nepal. As a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dublin City University’s School of Law and Government, I have created and taught modules on postcolonial politics, gender studies and masculinity studies to DCU’s undergraduate and postgraduate students. In my former role as an Editor, I have been in charge of the production of 13 top rated academic journals from Sage Publications.


Research interests

As an internationally excellent early-career scholar deeply committed to the intersections of Feminism and Postcolonial Studies, my research aims to unravel the complex narratives of intersectionality and resistance within the contexts of gender, migration, and diasporic experiences. Through a combination of empirical research, theoretical exploration, and collaborative engagement, I aspire to contribute valuable insights to academic scholarship and social activism. This is evidenced by publication in top-quartile international journals, outstanding research networks, and multiple honours and awards, detailed in my CV. I have 23 citations and an h-index score of 3 (Google Scholar).