Professor Deepa Das Acevedo

Assistant Professor at The University of Alabama School of Law
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Deepa Das Acevedo is a legal anthropologist. She received her A.B. in Politics from Princeton, and both her JD and PhD in Anthropology from The University of Chicago. During the 2020-21 academic year, she is on leave as a Luce/ACLS Fellow in Religion and Journalism, courtesy of the American Council of Learned Societies, and as a Visiting Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Deepa’s research blends ethnographic fieldwork and anthropological theory with doctrinal and policy analysis to provide new insights about legal rules and institutions. In addition to her work on the law and politics of India, she studies employment regulation in the gig economy, and is exploring methodological and theoretical developments in the anthropology of law.

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  • (The) responsibility for workplace safety, particularly during a pandemic, is not purely with workers, it is (now) also with employers.

    24 February 2021
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