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Dr. Madhura-Mitu Sengupta is Full Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. She is program faculty for the MA program in Immigration and Settlement Studies, the York and Ryerson joint MA/PhD Program in Communication and Culture, as well as the MA in Public Policy and Administration and the PhD in Policy Studies.
Mitu has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto (with specialization in Comparative Politics and Political Theory), a Master of Arts in Political Science from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy, also from McGill University. Prior to moving to Canada for her undergraduate studies, Mitu lived in the US, UK, and India. She is fluent in English, Hindi, and Bengali.
Mitu Sengupta has published widely on Indian market liberalization and development, on labour and migration in India, and on the politics of sporting events and film. Her more recent work focuses on normative concerns in international development, such as the quest to create universal development goals (for example, the UN Sustainable Development Goals) and human rights-based approaches to development. Mitu is an active member of the Human Development and Capabilities Association (HDCA) and the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA).
The courses she regularly teaches at Ryerson include POG323 (Politics of Development) and POL128 (Politics and Film).
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