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Urmitapa Dutta

Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Urmitapa Dutta is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is currently a Scholar-in-Residence at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. An activist scholar activist, her research focuses on everyday violence in Northeast India, i.e., forms of direct, structural, and symbolic violence that are normalized and become endemic to the social fabric. Working in solidarity with grassroots activists, her research seeks to denaturalize oppressive conditions, to articulate experiences that are silenced by officially sanctioned narratives, and to build communities of resistance. Her recent work focuses on citizenship, migration, and gender-based violence in Northeast India.