Senior Advisor

San Francisco


Dr. Sanchita Banerjee Saxena is a Senior Advisor at Article One. She has close to 20 years of experience working on issues related to labor rights in global supply chains, with a special focus on the garment industry in Asia. Her expertise include actionable research, stakeholder engagement and coalition building, business development, training, and advocacy.

Sanchita is a professional faculty member at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley where she teaches classes about business, labor and global supply chains. She is also a visiting scholar at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. Sanchita is the editor of Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia: Bangladesh after Rana Plaza (Routledge, 2020), author of Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka: The Labor Behind the Global Garments and Textiles Industries (Cambria Press, 2014), and author of a number of articles, reports, and research briefs.

She has served as an advisor to a number of organizations including the Human Rights Measurement Initiative, Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, the H&M Foundation, and Caribou Digital. She is currently a non-resident Research Fellow at the Institute of Human Rights and Business, serves on the BRAC USA Advisory Council, and is a member of the Research Network on Sustainable Global Supply Chains. She frequently gives invited lectures and publishes commentaries in the popular media. Prior to this role, Sanchita was the Executive Director of the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley.

Sanchita holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.