Deepa Das Acevedo

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 InquirySouthern California Law ReviewThe University of Chicago Law Review OnlineNotre Dame Law Review Online, the American Journal of Comparative Law, the International Journal of Constitutional LawBoston College International and Comparative Law Review, the Regulation ReviewEmployee Rights & Employment Policy JournalSaint Louis University Law Journal, the Asian Journal of Law & SocietyModern 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.

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