Nilanjan Raghunath


Nilanjan is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. Her research interests include Sociology of Work and Social Stratification in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Within these major fields of Sociology, she has written about topics such as Technological Adaption, Social Credit Systems, Credential Capital, Crypto Currency, Millennial Workforce, Collaborative Teams, Disruptive Innovation, Skilled Migration and Algorithms. She will be a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge (2022), and previously at MIT (2016-2017) and Oxford (2018). She teaches Digital Sociology, Gender Sexuality and Society, Shaping Futures and Sociology of Social Networks and Social Capital. She won the Teaching Excellence Award in 2014. She is a AHE Fellow (2020) and has a higher education teaching certificate from the Harvard Derek Bok Center (2020). She has numerous publications and media interviews, which can be found on her webpage.

Most relevant activities

  • 2021: Raghunath, Nilanjan. “Shaping the Futures of Work: Proactive Governance and ” McGill Queens University Press. September 15.  
  • 2021: Raghunath Nilanjan and Asuncion Fresnoza Flot. 2021. “Digital technologies of intimacy and cross-border marriages: stories of Indian and Filipino women in the diaspora.” Article in preparation.
  • 2021: Raghunath Nilanjan. “Technological Adoption as a Social Process in Food Centres in Singapore.” Science Technology and Society, 30 April.
  • 2020: Raghunath Nilanjan.  “Full Employment in the Cryptocurrency Economy: Lessons Learnt from Michael Polanyi.”  Tradition and Discovery. The Polanyi Society Journal, 46, 2, 43-56. 
  • 2020: Raghunath Nilanjan. “China’s Social Credit System and its Impact on Credibility and Social Mobility of its Citizens,” Sociology Compass.       

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