My research is about migration, labour markets, and the politics of urban citizenship in the Global South.
2021-26 Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study
2021 Laureate, Fondation Palladio
2019-21 JN Tata Memorial Scholarship
2020 CEPT Essay Prize Finalist
2013, 2014 AH Ansari Memorial Prize 2015, St. Xavier's College Gold Medal
Kuttaiah, P. (2022). To Go or Not to Go: Unpacking Mobility Decisions in Mumbai During the COVID-19 Lockdown of 2020. NCCR -- On The Move Working Paper #30
Kuttaiah, P. (2020). Of Travels and Travails: Stories of Migration, Work and Hope from an Indian smalltown. In A. Srivathsan, S. Khanwalkar, & K. Mehta (Eds.), Dwelling in Asian Cities: CEPT Essay Prize 2019 (pp. 73-84). Ahmedabad, Gujarat: CEPT University Press.
Kuttaiah, P. (2019). Kaala and Raees: A Film Review. Urbanisation (SAGE), 4(1). doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/2455747119878345
Kuttaiah, P. (2018). Are Linguistic Nationalisms Killing South Indian Federalism? Economic & Political Weekly, 53(46).