Saumya Premchander, MA

MA, International Affairs, Geneva Graduate Institute
MA, English, University of Delhi

As a feminist geographer I am particularly interested in questions of labour, work, property, production and technology. I research global production networks and local labour regimes with a particular attention to caste, class, race, gender, and other vectors of social differentiation. I am working on my PhD within the DfG funded project “Assembling Fair Labour. Moral Values and Private Sustainability Standards at Indian Tea Plantations and Natural Stone Pits” under the supervision of Dr. Miriam Wenner and Professor Christoph Dittrich. More information about the project can be found here.

Languages: English, Hindi, German (B2), French (B1), Malayalam (spoken only), Kannada (spoken only)

Recent publications: Ouma, Stefan, and Saumya Premchander. “Labour, Efficiency, Critique: Writing the Plantation into the Technological Present-Future.” Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space 54, no. 2 (March 2022): 413–21.