Pandemics and Migrant Precarity

Funded by the SSRC the project will bring together seven multidisciplinary international scholars from the fields of history, economics, geography and sociology to develop an interdisciplinary methodological toolkit to study migrant precarity in the international context. The toolkit will draw from several interdisciplinary methods, including the life history calendar (LHC), in-depth interviews, focus group discussion (FGD), the Zaltman metaphor of elicitation technique (ZMET) and content analysis to answer the following question: How has the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing precariousness and created new disruptions, thereby exposing the multidimensional structural underpinnings of migrants across various regional, international and class boundaries? 


Research participants wanted
Study on the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic among High-Skilled Asian Indian Immigrants in the United States of America

Are you a high-skilled Asian Indian Immigrant living in the USA?
You may be eligible for participation in a 2-year study to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Asian Indian migrants. We are interested in understanding your personal experiences during the pandemic, including your financial and mental health situations and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on your familial, social and professional life.


Researchers involved in the project:

Soma Chaudhuri (PI)

Elizabeth Chacko (Co-PI)

Bandana Purkayastha (Co-PI)

Paromita Sanyal (Consultant)

Anandhi Shanmugasundaram (Consultant)

Jaita Talukdar (Consultant)

Anand Venkatesh (Consultant)

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