Dipankar Gupta Patna – born Dipankar Gupta, a leading sociologist, has had a
diverse career in academics, the corporate world and in government agencies. Between 1980 and 2009, Gupta was a Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Centre for the Study of Social Systems. He has held many appointments and fellowships in universities in North America, Europe and UK. He served as Visiting Professor in the University of Toronto, Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, London School of Economics (as Leverhulme Professor), Institute of Politics and Social Science
(Science-Po) , Paris, University of Belfast and Deusto University in Bilbao, Spain. He has also been a Shastri-Indo Canadian Fellow, a Charles Wallace Fellow, a Fulbright Program, and a Woodrow Wilson Scholar. He led KPMG’s Business Ethics and Integrity Division, New Delhi; and was a member of the National Security Advisory Board and the News Broadcasting Standards Authority. His current research interests include rural-urban transformation, labour laws in the informal sector, modernity, ethnicity, caste and stratification.