Gargi Bhattacharyya

Gargi Bhattacharyya is Professor of Sociology at University of East London and the co-author of the forthcoming Empire’s Endgame: Racism and the British State (Pluto, 2021). The author of Rethinking Racial Capitalism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), Dangerous Brown Men (Zed, 2008) and Traffick (Pluto, 2005). Gargi’s writing and scholarly activity has focused on changing cultures of racism and the manner in which discourses of sexuality are deployed as techniques of power. They have recently been researching the histories of racial capitalism and the relationship to food. They have undertaken funded research examining: vulnerable workers and the hospitality industry; remittance circuits; political disengagement in Birmingham; changing understandings of poverty; trade unions and the integration of migrants in Europe. Gargi is a member of the Centre for Migration, Refugees and Belonging.