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Ananya Mukherjee-Reed
Associate Vice President Research
Professor, Department of Political Science,
Founding-Director, International Secretariat for Human Development

Office Kaneff Tower 509
Phone 416 736 2100 extn 88857

email: ananya@yorku.ca

About me

  • Areas of Specialization:  Critical Political Economy/Development; Critical approaches to comparative social science; Knowledges & Epistemologies of Development; Corporate capitalism and Development; South Asia

  • Brief bio

  • My most recent book, Human Development and Social Power: Perspectives from South Asia (London and New York: Routledge); also available in paperback and a special South Asian edition distributed through Cambridge University Press, South Asia

  • My co-edited volume in collaboration with UNRISD, Geneva has just been published:in paperback as well: Business Regulation and Non-state actors: Whose Standards? Whose Development? Routledge Series in Development Economics (2012)

My current work

The theme that dominates my current work is justice, particularly gender justice.The following are some of the specific areas I am working on:

  • The Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, justice for garment workers and the apparel supply chains, with particular focus on policy and legislation gaps in countries like Canada
  • Food justice and women's solidarity movements in India
  • Concepts of justice, with a focus on two Indian visionaries Rabindranath Tagore and BR Ambedkar
  • Women of the Indian middle class: between globalization and patriarchy (SSHRC funded proejct in collaboration with Ratna Ghosh, Professor, McGill University.

Recent articles/talks