Richa Kumar : Humanities


Richa Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi. She joined the department in January 2011 and teaches Sociology and Policy Studies. Dr. Richa completed her Ph.D. in History, Anthropology, Science, Technology and Society (HASTS) from the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA in 2009. Her dissertation entitled, “The Yellow Revolution in Malwa: Alternative Arenas of Struggle and the Cultural Politics of Development,” was an ethnographic study of the socioeconomic and cultural transformation of the Malwa region in western Madhya Pradesh over the last 40 years. It studied the introduction of soyabean cultivation in the 1970s, and the establishment of an information technology (IT) based private marketing network, known as the eChoupal, in the 2000s. Dr. Richa is currently working on a book manuscript on the political economy of agriculture in central India. She is a recipient of the New India Fellowship (2010). She teaches HUL 275 (Environment, Development and Society) and HUL 754 (Science, Technology and Society) at IIT Delhi. She can be reached at richa [at]

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Richa Kumar (Assistant Professor)

Humanities & Social Sciences