Sumeetha M is a trained economist with a PhD in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the School of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Christ University, BGR Campus, Bengaluru. Her doctoral work completed at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Trivandrum focused on migrant workers and the changing labour process in the Gold Jewellery Making Industry in Kerala. She has over 10 years of research experience in migration studies and has 11 publications, including a co-edited book Handbook of Internal Migration in India published by Sage in November 2019. Sumeetha has also been part of the Kerala State Planning Board committee to study Internal Migrants in Kerala (2016).