Dr Tina Basi

Dr Tina Basi

Guest Teacher

Department of Sociology

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About me

Tina Basi is a Sociologist who first joined LSE as the School’s Knowledge Exchange Manager. She spent the time between receiving her PhD and her return to academia as a corporate ethnographer working largely for Intel Corporation and on smaller ethnographic research projects for the Department of Health, Ministry of Justice, Westminster Council, and the Design Council. Her return to academic life coincided with the ‘impact agenda’ and Tina oversees the School’s allocation of the Higher Education Innovation Fund and ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. Her doctoral research has been published by Routledge, titled Women, Identity, and India’s Call Centre Industry (2009) and was nominated for the Phillip Abrahams Memorial Prize by the British Sociological Association. She has previously guest lectured at the Royal College of Art and currently works with the Design Thinker’s Academy.

She has a PhD from the University of Leeds in Sociology and Gender Studies, funded by an ESRC studentship, where she also obtained an MA in Gender Studies. Her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree is from the University of Regina in Canada where she undertook a double major in Postcolonial Literature, and Women’s Studies, and a minor in Film Theory.



Basi, JKT (2009) Women, Identity, and India’s Call Centre Industry. London: Routledge.

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Rowe, B., Basi, J.K.T. (2010) Maximising the uptake of weight management services, Department of Health.

Roberts, S., Basi, J.K.T., Drazin, A., Wherton, J. (2007) Connections: Mobility and Quality of Life for Older People in Rural Ireland. Digital Health Group, Intel Corporation.

Kunur, M., Gheerawo, R. (2007) Mobility, ageing, and independent living. Helen
Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art. (Research advisor and contributor)

Roberts, S., Plowman, T., Prendergast, D. (2006) The Global Ageing Experience Project: Ethnographic Research 2006. Digital Health Group, Intel Corporation. (Associate researcher and contributor)

Working Papers

Basi, J.K.T. (2005) “Faces and Places: Gender, Identity and the Indian Call Centre,” Conference Proceedings, Gender, Development, and Public Policy in an Era of Globalization, Asian Institute of Technology.  

Expertise Details

Identity; Postcolonialism; Feminist Theory; Feminist Cultural Studies; Qualitative Research Methods; Material Culture.