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Piyusha Chatterjee is an oral historian and an interdisciplinary scholar working at the intersection of labour, urban and media studies. Her research interests include labour in the cultural economy, deindustrialization and postindustrial transformations, political economy of the city and informality in Global South/North.

Her engagement with oral history began when she started working as a curator at the Centre for Public History at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India. She completed her PhD in the Individualized Program at Concordia University in 2022. Her doctoral research investigated the place of the busker in the political economy of the city using oral histories and archival research. She received the FRQSC doctoral scholarship in 2018 for her oral history-based thesis “We have always been here”: Busking, Urban Space and Economy of Montreal. Dr. Chatterjee also served on the administrative board of COHDS as a student representative in 2017-18.

After enjoying her role as the coordinator and community facilitator at COHDS, she is moving on to a new role as Research Associate in the School of Modern Languages & Cultures within the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK.