Department of Management, Society and Communication

Research assistant

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My work focuses on migration, supply chains, environmental sustainability, and gender, caste and race in the global economy. I address systemic violence, with a focus on women, labor migrants, and persons with disabilities. My commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion infuses my practice, scholarly work, and approach to teaching and collaboration.

Primary research areas
  • Global Supply Chains
  • Migration
  • Gender, Race and Caste in the Global Economy
  • Labor Standards
  • Environmental Sustainability


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Selected publications
Reverse Subsidies in Global Monopsony Capitalism: Gender, Labour, and Environmental Justice in Garment Supply Chains, Cambridge University Press, 2002 (with Dev Nathan, S. Rahul, Purushottam Kumar, Immanuel Dahaghani, Sukhpal Singh, and Padmini Swaminathan)
Migrant Labor Supply Chains: Architectures of Mobile Assemblages, Social and Legal Studies, 2022
Regulating Recruitment: Migration, Criminalization, and Compounded Informality, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 2023
Bitter Harvest: Supply Chain Oppression and Legal Exclusion, University of Illinois Law Review, 2023
"Fast Fashion, production targets, and gender-based violence in Asian garment supply chains," in Sanchita Saxena ed. Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia, Routledge, 2020


Publications sorted by:
Shikha Silliman Bhattacharjee / Bitter Harvest : Supply Chain Oppression and the Legal Exclusion of Agricultural Workers.
In: University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2023, No. 4, 2023, p. 1337-1388
Journal article > peer review
Shikha Silliman Bhattacharjee / Regulating Recruitment : Migration, Criminalization, and Compounded Informality.
In: University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2023, p. 217-274
Journal article > peer review
Shikha Silliman Bhattacharjee / Zones of Compounded Informality : Migrants in the Megacity.
In: PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Vol. 46, No. 2, 11.2023, p. 226-240
Journal article > peer review