Indranil Chakraborty’s research interests are in the areas of labour, technology and media. He has a PhD in Information and Media Studies from the University of Western Ontario. His monograph ‘Invisible Labour: Support Service Workers in India’s Information Technology Industry’ was published in 2021 (Routledge). As a Horizon postdoc in the SSHRC Partnership Project, Deindustrialization & the Politics of Our Time, he will study the lived experiences of the laid-off Sears Canada workers and their retired colleagues across class, gender, community, family and ethnicity. The research explores the synchronous and asynchronous voices of the labouring population “left behind” in the digital work environment.

He has also worked for over a decade as a journalist with prominent South Asian news publications such as The Indian Express and The Financial Express.