Supurna Banerjee is a feminist academic working as assistant professor in Institute of Development Studies Kolkata working on issues of labour, women, intersectionality, caste and migration. Her monograph Activism and Agency in India: Nurturing Resistance in the Tea Plantations (Routledge) was published in 2017 and her co-authored book Limits of Bargaining: Capital, Labour and the State in Contemporary India (Cambridge University Press), published in 2019. She has also edited and written in various peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes.
Anchita Ghatak is a women’s rights activist and a development professional working in the non-profit sector. She is one of the founders of Parichiti, a women’s organisation that works to create a gender equal world by articulating and fighting for the rights of women domestic workers, other marginalised women and girls. Anchita was part of the group of activists that initiated Maitree, a women’s rights network in West Bengal in the mid 1990s. Anchita has also co-founded Kolkata Initiatives to promote local philanthropy and support elderly women in poor communities.
Samia Singh is an illustrator and a graphic designer based in Punjab, India. Samia studied Visual Communication at Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore, India (2009) and Printmaking at Il Bisonte Instituto de Arte Grafica in Firenze, Italy (2012). Samia’s work has been exhibited in India, Singapore, Spain, Japan, UK & Italy. Samia’s clients include UNFPA, The Economist, Huffington Post, National Geographic, Pan Macmillan, Standard Chartered, Tourism Australia, Clinique, Japan Foundation and leading universities in India and the UK.
Lauren Wilks is a feminist sociologist and social researcher with interests in work/labour, gender, mobility, and inequality. She studied history and sociology at the University of Edinburgh, UK, spending a year at Delhi University and completing her PhD (an ethnographic study of commuting and domestic work in Kolkata) in 2019. She is currently an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh.