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Dr NATASHA SUSAN KOSHY

Assistant Professor , Hyderabad campus

School of Gender Studies
Qualification

PHD SOCIAL SCIENCE (SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY),

MA DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (TISS,MUMBAI),

BA ECONOMICS (FERGUSSON COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF PUNE)

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Natasha's research interests have been largely focused on food and agrarian related issues, both from a social service as well as technology-focused angle. At the Office of the Commissioners for the Right to Food, she conducted research on food and work schemes such as the Mid-Day Meal scheme, MGNREGA, community kitchens, and destitute feeding programmes. 

At TISS, she conducted research on gender and time use in agrarian belts of Vidarbha.

 

More recently, her research has focused on food issues from a science and technology studies (STS) perspective. Her doctoral research examined the discourse and practice of the System of Rice Intensification in Uttarakhand, engaging with questions of the gendered enactment of agrarian technologies. Her latest two projects, one on big data and food supply chains in Karnataka, as well as nature, the city and urban farming in Mumbai and Singapore, adopt STS lens.

“Gender (In)Justice Across Spheres.” 2017. With S. Parasuraman. Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. 52, No. 27.

 

 “Truth and Truth-Telling in the Agricultural Biotechnology Debate in India.” 2017. Language, Discourse and Society. Vol. 5, No. 1.

 

“Middlemen versus Middlemen in Agri-Supply Chains in Bengaluru, India: Big Data Takes a Byte.” Geoforum. In press.

 

S.K., Natasha. 2017. Review of Unravelling Farmer Suicides in India: Egoism and Masculinity in Peasant Life, by Nilotpal Kumar. Social Scientist. Vol. 45, No. 5-6.

 

S.K. Natasha. Review of Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World, by Crystal Biruk. Progress in Development Studies. Vol.20, No. 1, 86–88.

 

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At TISS Natasha has taught courses on Gender and Development Practice, Women, Work and Wellbeing, as well as Women's Movements. Prior to this, she conducted classes on research methods at the Indian Institute of Human Settlements. As a doctoral student, she also taught masters on undergraduate students at Syracuse University, focusing on research design as well as cross-cultural values.

Email: natasha.koshy[at]tiss[dot]edu

Natasha can be reached at natasha.koshy@tiss.edu