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.
Deepa’s research blends ethnographic fieldwork with doctrinal and policy analysis to provide new insights about legal rules and institutions. In addition to her work on employment regulation in the gig economy, Deepa has active research interests in the law and politics of India.
Her work has appeared or will appear in, among others, Law & Social Inquiry, the American Journal of Comparative Law, Southern California Law Review, Employee Rights & Employment Policy Journal, and 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), and a gig economy seminar.