Dr. Rukmini Barua is a Post-doctoral researcher at Re: Work, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Rukmini completed her doctorate in history from the Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the University of
Göttingen. Previously, she was trained in sociology at the Delhi School of Economics. Her PhD research focused on workers' neighbourhoods in Ahmedabad. Drawing from both archival and ethnographic
material, Barua's PhD thesis traced the histories of the industrial areas of Ahmedabad from the 1920s to the 2000s.