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Professor Gargi Bhattacharyya

Professor of Sociology
Areas of expertise
'Race' and racisms; sexualities; global cultures; the 'War on Terror'; austerity and racial capitalism.
University of East London

Gargi Bhattacharyya is Professor of Sociology at the University of East London.

She joined UEL in 2013 after working at the universities of Aston, Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

Her research interests are in the areas of: 'race' and racisms; sexualities; global cultures; the 'War on Terror', and, increasingly austerity and racial capitalism.

Gargi has published widely in the fields of racism, sexuality, austerity and racial capitalism, including ‘Dangerous Brown Men’ (Zed, 2008), ‘Crisis, austerity and everyday life’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), ‘Rethinking Racial Capitalism’ (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018) and, with other authors, ‘Empire’s Endgame: Racism and the British State’ (Pluto, 2021).


Gargi is working on Work Package 1 (WP1) ‘Emergency Powers’ with Professor Iyiola Solanke and Monica Bernal Llanos.