Amrita Pande

Amrita Pande is a lecturer in the Sociology department at University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her research primarily focuses on globalization, gendered bodies and gendered work spaces, new reproductive technologies and new forms of social movements. Her work has appeared in Gender and Society, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Qualitative Sociology, Feminist Studies, Indian Journal of Gender Studies and in several edited volumes. She is currently writing a monograph based on her multi-year ethnographic study of surrogacy clinics in India. She is also involved as a performer and educator in a theatre production, Notes From a Baby Farm: Made in India, based on her work on surrogacy. Her other ongoing projects include research and advocacy work on the sponsorship (kafala) system of migration and its effects on the lived experiences of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon.

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