Dr. Manasi Mahanty


Name Dr. Manasi Mahanty
Designation Lecturer in Political Science
Date of Joining 16/10/2016
Qualification MA, M.Phil, PhD


Email:    manashi.mohanty08@gmail.com

Phone:   + 91 9437511501



Political Theory and Thought, Political Sociology


Migration, Labour, Gender, Politics of Development, Public Policies, Climate Change and Energy Politics


Ph.D 2009-2012

Department of Political Science, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore(Odisha)

Thesis title: Gender, Migration and Women’s Rights in Orissa: A Case Study of Ralaba Grama Panchayat in Ganjam District

M.Phil 2005-2007                                                                       

Department of Political Science, Berhampur University

Thesis title: “Feminist Concerns for Gender Problems and Institutional Response”.

M.A 2003-2005

Department of Political Science, Khallikote Autonomus College (Affiliated to Berhampur University) 


 An Awardee of ICSSR Post Doctoral Fellowship 2013-14. Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad-500046. Title of the Topic:  Labour Migration, Informal Sector and State Policies: A Comparative Study of Two Coastal Districts of Odisha.  Completion of the tenure of fellowship programme from 19.09.2013 to 18.09.2015.

Field Investigator: IRDC supported project on Gender and Migration in Centre for Women’s Development Studies, New Delhi during 2009-11.

Research Assistant: An Analytical Poverty Study in Koraput and Malkangiri titled “Experiencing Development-Initiative and Popular Perception” by RITES HARMONY in 2007.

Guest Faculty in P.G. Dept. of Political Science, Khallikote Autonomous College, Berhampur(Odisha) from 2009-13.

Other Academic Activities

 Acted as Convenor in the ICSSR sponsored national seminar titled Politics, Development and Marginalised Groups in Odisha” in Rayagada Autonomous College, Rayagada (Odisha) in June 25th and 26th 2019.



 Book Reviews

Mahanty,M (2018): [Review of the book Internal Migration in Contemporary India by Deepak K. Mishra]. Social Change, 48(2), 298-301.

Mahanty, M. (2016): [Review of the book Pauperism in Present and Past by Jan Breman]. Social Change, 46(3), 472-75. 10.1177/0049085716654840.


Mahanty, M (2018). Trade Union O Pravashi Shramika Sangathan: Kerala Rajya Upare Ek Adhyan. Samadrusti, 12 (21), 13-19 and 27.

Mahanty, M. (2011): “CEDAW and Issues in Women Labour Migration in Asia”. Understanding Politics and Society, Vol -1: 315-326.

Mahanty,M.(2011): “Rights of Migrant Workers in the context of International Human Rights Convention: A Critical Evaluation”. Anvesha, Vol.6 (Issue 1&2): 92-97.

Mahanty, M. and Dash,G. (2011): “Displacement and Nuclear Power Projects in India”. Public Policy Perspectives: The Journal of Public Policy Studies, Vol. 12: 99-103.


Book Chapter

Mahanty, M (2020). Skills for Employment Programme in Apparel Industries and Trends in Female Migration: A Study on SEAM of Odisha. In Women Reinventing Development: The Odisha Experience, Asha Hans, Amrita Patel, Bidyut Mohanty and Swarnamayee Tripathy (Ed.), Aakar: Delhi. ISBN: 9789350026717.

Mahanty, M (2019). Distress Migration. In Handbook of Internal Migration in India, Irudaya Rajan and M.Sumeetha (Ed.), SAGE: London

Mahanty,M (2018). A Critical Review of Keralite Migrant Women’s Work in the Gulf Region. In Migration, Care Economy and Development, Irudaya Rajan and N. Neetha (Ed.), Routledge University Press: New York.

Mahanty, M. (2017). Kerala re Odia Shramik: Ek Adhyan. In Odishara Shramik Andolan, Bijoy Upadhya and Manoranjan Mohanty (Ed.), Subarnshree Prakasani: Balasore.

Mahanty, M. (2013). Nuclear Power Industry: Solution to Climate change. In Climate Change and Politics of Development, Kumar B. Das and Geetanjali Dash (Ed.), D.K.Agencies (P) Ltd: New Delhi, pp 232-238.


Publication in the Website

Mahanty, M. India’s Role in Space Weaponization and its Impact on Social Progress http://www.space4peace.org/reports/gn_conference_11.htm

Mahanty, M. Nuclear Energy in lndia: Debate and Public perception




 “Gender and Migration: Oriya Female Workers in Kerela” in the XIII IAWS Conference on the theme of “Resisting Marginalizations, Challenging Hegemonies: Re-visioning Gender Politics” in Wardha in 2011.

“India’s role in Space Weaponization and its Impact on Social Progress” in 19th Annual Space  Organizing Conference at Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts in 2011.

“Women’s Rights and Migration: A study on Odia migrant women’s experiences” in the 19th Annual conference of Gabeshana Chakra at Ravenshaw University, Cuttack in 2012.

“Nuclear Power Industry: No Solution to Climate Change” at National Seminar on “Climate Change and Politics of Development” in Fakir Mohan University, Balasore in 2012.

“Theorising Gender and Labour Migration of Sri Lanka: Issues and Challenges” in the International Conference on Migration (ICSOM) on the topic “Sri Lankans on the Move”, at Colombo in 2013.

“Nuclear Energy in India: Debate and Public Perception in the International conference on “Gandhi, Disarmament and Development”at Indore in 2013.

“Women at Work in the Informal Sector under Neoliberalism: Unorganised Workforce and Casual Labour” in XIV IAWS Conference at Guwahati, Assam in 2014.

“Neoliberalism and Informalisation: A Structural Analysis of Women’s Work in India” in the Women’s World Congress at University of Hyderabad in 2014.

“International Migration and Care Economy: A Critical Review of Women’s Work in India with a special reference of Domestic work and Nursing” in International Seminar at Centre for Development Studies, Trivandraum in 2014.

“Odisha workers on the move: Citizenship Rights and Challenges in the Informal Sector of Kerala” in the TISS-ICSSR National at TISS, Mumbai in March 2016.

“Conservation Induced Displacement, Migration and People’s Resistance: A Study on Kuldiha Wildlife Protected Area of Balasore district of Odisha” in an international conference on Development-induced Displacement and Migration, Land Acquisition and Resettlement at Centre for Development Studies, Trivandraum in March 2016.

“Nuclear Power Plants and People’s Resistance in Andhra Pradesh” in an international seminar at GITAM University, Visakhpatnam in November in 2016

“Informalisation and Feminisation of Labour in the era of Globalsation: A Study on Odiya Women Migrant Workers in KINFRA Apparel Industry of Kerala” in XV IAWS National Conference at University of Madras, Chennai in 22nd-25th January 2017.

“Informalisation and Feminization of Labour Force in the context of Globalsation of Production: Case Study of Women Migrant Workers in KINFRA Apparel Park of India” at the ICSMI 2017: 19th International Conference of Sociology, Migration and Integration at San Francisco in June 7-8, 2017. https://waset.org/abstracts?q=Manasi%20Mahanty

“Organising Workers on the Move: A Study on Kerala Migrant Workers’ Union in the Trade Union Movement of Contemporary India” in 25 th Gabeshana Chakra at Nabakrushna Choudhary for Development Studies Centre, Bhubaneswar in January 2018.

“Rural Distress, Drought and Migration: A Study on Western Odisha” in the World Bank-OHEPEE sponsored National Seminar-Rural Distress in India: Policy Concerns at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in March 2019.

“Labour Migration in Rayagada District of Odisha” in the ICSSR sponsored national seminar titled Politics, Development and Marginalised Groups in Odisha” in Rayagada Autonomous College, Rayagada (Odisha) in June 25th and 26th 2019.

Participation in an International Webinar on “Nuclear Energy and Prospects and Challenges” jointly organized by the Department of Physics and Chemistry on 24th October, 2020.

Participation in the Online panel discussion “Three Decades of Neoliberal Reforms: Critique and Resistance” organized by Society for Social and Economic Research, New Delhi on September 4, 2021.