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.
Her research blends ethnographic fieldwork with doctrinal and policy analysis to provide new insights about legal rules and institutions. She has conducted fieldwork in the United States and India. In addition to her work on employment regulation in the gig economy, Deepa has active research interests in the law and politics of India.
She is currently editing a volume exploring qualitative empirical approaches to studying gig work regulation (under contract with Cambridge University Press). Her articles have appeared or will appear in, among others, Law & Social Inquiry, Southern California Law Review, The University of Chicago Law Review Online, Notre Dame Law Review Online, the American Journal of Comparative Law, the International Journal of Constitutional Law, Boston College International and Comparative Law Review, the Regulation Review, Employee Rights & Employment Policy Journal, Saint Louis University Law Journal, the Asian Journal of Law & Society, Modern Asian Studies, as well as in edited volumes by Oxford and Brill.
Before joining the law school faculty in 2018, Deepa was a Sharswood Fellow at Penn Law, where she taught Employment Law and a seminar on gig economy work. At Alabama, Deepa teaches Workplace Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA), Legal Anthropology, and Legislation & Regulation.