Dr. Sreerupa completed her ERC funded postdoctoral research at Centre for Women’s Development Studies (CWDS) and King’s College London. She holds a PhD in Economics and MPhil in Applied Economics from the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her doctoral research examined the organisation of care work for the older persons with a focus on the growing marketisation of care in Kerala (India), in the context of widespread transnational migration. Using an interdisciplinary lens of economic sociology, her work generated important issues for feminist research which pertains to the contested mixing of the sphere of care and economy and expands our understanding of how culture influences economy. As a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Laws of Social Reproduction project, she broadened her research focus to include – the analysis of reproductive labour which is outside the realm of market and is performed typically within the institutional context of marriage – unpaid care and domestic work.
She also has considerable experience in researching and collaborating on development issues related to ageing, health and health care in India and other parts of Asia, working as a consultant/researcher with international research institutes, government and non-government agencies such as Nihon University Population Research Institute (Tokyo), HelpAge International and Kerala State Planning Board. She was awarded the Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship to promote Healthy Ageing for a program at Burnet Institute, Melbourne, sponsored by the Australian Government, AusAID.