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Sangeeta Chattoo
Associate Professor/Senior Research Fellow



Sangeeta’s background is in social-anthropology and she has a long standing interest in areas of inequalities and health, social policy and citizenship; with a special focus on transnational families of South Asian origin living in the UK. She taught at the University of Western Australia (Anthropology) and worked at the University of Leeds (CRPC) before moving to York.


  • PhD Sociology, The University of Delhi
  • M.Phil Sociology, The University of Delhi
  • MA Sociology, The University of Delhi
  • BA Sociology, Economics and Music, The University of Kashmir



Sangeeta's main areas of research interest and expertise relate to inequalities and health, race, ethnicity, citizenship and public policy; reproductive technologies, genetics and global health governance; South Asia (India); embodiment, risk, and resilience; family, kinship, gender and caring; and Ethnographic and biographical methods.


  • 'Inherited blood disorders, globalisation and the promise of genomics: an Indian case-study', ESRC, £514,981 (2016-2019). Principle Investigator with internal Co-Investigator Professor Karl Atkin. External Co-Investigators: Professor Veena Das, Johns Hopkins University; Professor Maya Unnithan, University of Sussex; Professor Ranendra Das, Institute of Socio-Economic Research on Development and Democracy (ISERDD), Delhi.
  • 'Building Interdisciplinary Analysis and Capacity: the UoYSTS Network'. University of York Research Priming Fund, £4,162, March- July 2016. Co-Investigator with Andrew Webster, Dept. of Sociology; Chris Renwick, Dept. of History; and others.

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Dr Sangeeta Chattoo
Associate Professor/Senior Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 32(1347)