Amrita Datta is the author of Stories of the Indian Immigrant Communities in Germany: Why Move? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023). A Sociologist, Amrita's research focuses primarily on transnational migration, (im)mobility and new migration. Currently, she is based at the Department of Sociology, University of Bielefeld. Amrita is also a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology, Halle and an Associate Member at the Global South Studies Centre (GSSC), Cologne. At the University of Bielefeld, she teaches a course titled "What is new in new migration" and runs her project on new migration trends among the South Asian immigrants in the European Union. 

Earlier, she was Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow at the Department for Sociology, University of Siegen and conducted a project on the transnational practices, motivations of immigration, and trends and prospects of the Indian immigrants in Germany. Amrita’s other research interests include: gender-mobility/migration interface, migration uncertainties, and reflexivity in migration research.