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Sumati Thusoo

  • Ph.D. Student, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
Janice H. Levin Building, 94 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8054

M.A. Social Work (Women-Centred Practice), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
B.A. (Honors) Economics, University of Delhi

Curriculum Vitae - CV (PDF)


Sumati Thusoo (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. student in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. She joined the Ph.D. program in 2022. She earned her master’s degree in Women-Centred Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Her research interests focus on the human rights of working-class people in the garment supply chain and gender-based violence in South Asia. Prior to starting the Ph.D. Program, she worked at the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Regional Office for South Asia on the thematic area of combating modern slavery.

Research Interests:

  • Human Rights in Global Supply/
    Value Chain
  • Social Sustainability
  • Informal Work
  • Labour Rights
  • Labour Relations
  • Modern Slavery
  • Human-Trafficking


  • Social Movements
  • Migration
  • Gender Justice
  • Intersectionality
  • Sociology of Work
  • Anthropology of Work
  • South Asia