Sona Mewati

Associate – Academics & Research | smewati at iihs dot ac dot in

2019    MA, Sociology,Ambedkar University Delhi,Delhi NCR, India

2017    BA (Research), English,Shiv Nadar University,Delhi NCR, India


Countries: India
States: Bihar, Karnataka
Cities: Patna, Bengaluru
Languages: English, Hindi, Mandarin, Urdu

Sona Mewati’s research at IIHS focuses on the qualitative analysis of value extraction strategies employed by platform companies, aiming to gain a deeper understanding of the complex intersections between informality, gender, and labour within these emerging landscapes. Sona’s current research interests lie in fostering interdisciplinary dialogue, particularly at the crossroads of science and technology studies (STS) and labour studies.


Prior to joining IIHS, Sona garnered valuable experience as a researcher and consultant. Her work with organisations like CARE and Purpose Labs allowed her to explore the intricate linkages between public health, gender and labour from diverse perspectives.


  • Digital Labour Markets and the Future of Work in Indian Cities/ Digital Economy and the Future of Work, Datafication, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS
  • Practica, Practica, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS
  • Urban Economy, Spatialisation of Digital Labour, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS
  • Gender in the City, Gender, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS
  • Understanding and Improving Women’s Work on Digital Labour Platforms
  • Learning Study on Platform Design