Jyoti Sinha is a Research Associate working with Professor John Carroll at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Jyoti is a sociologist and ethnographer by training, and her research centers mostly on labor and gender issues. She seeks to generate understanding of cultures at work through an emic, or insider’s, perspective on data. Her immediate interest focuses on the safety culture of the global garment industry, with particular attention to understanding and analyzing safety climate, safety culture, and labor standards at work in the garment sector of South Asian countries, especially India and Bangladesh.
Jyoti’s concerns with workers’ issues is based on her experience of growing up in an industrial town in India. There she observed firsthand the working class, its social composition, and its vulnerable working conditions. Her PhD research was conducted on women coalminers in the Jharkhand state of India. She spent last year as a Visiting Scholar at the Women’s and Gender Studies Department of MIT/SHASS studying the everyday life of the South Asian community in the greater Boston region.
Jyoti received a BA in psychology and an MPhil in sociology from Delhi University, and an MA and PhD in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
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