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Sanchita Banerjee Saxena

University of California, Berkeley
Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies
Dr. Sanchita Banerjee Saxena is the Executive Director of the Institute for South Asia Studies (Institute) at UC Berkeley and the Director of the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies under the Institute. She is the author of Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka: The Labor Behind the Global Garments and Textiles Industries (Cambria Press, 2014). Her research interests focus on labor rights in global supply chains. Prior to joining the Institute, she was the Assistant Director of Economic Programs at the Asia Foundation. In 2016, Dr. Saxena was a Practitioner Resident at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center in Italy. She has also been a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. in 2010 and 2014. She frequently gives invited lectures and publishes commentaries in the popular media. Dr. Saxena holds a PhD in political science from UCLA.