Shah, Svati P.

Affiliated Researchers

Svati P. Shah is Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. An anthropologist whose work critiques questions of caste, sexuality, space, political economy, and labor migration, Svati is currently working on a monograph on changing political landscapes of LGBTQIA+ politics and the rise of authoritarianism in India. Their first book, Street Corner Secrets (2014) was an ethnography of sex work and informal sector labor migration in Mumbai.