Home > Asia Research Centre > People > Biographies > Dr Vanishree Joseph
How to contact us

Dr Vanishree Joseph


Dr Vanishree Joseph

Dr Vanishree Joseph

Dr Vanishree Joseph was the Subir Chowdhury Fellow 2011-12 at the LSE Asia Research Centre. 

She is working as an Assistant Professor at the School of Gender and Development Studies, IGNOU, New Delhi, India. Dr Joseph's area of specialisation is Human Development and Gender. She is a recipient of UGC-JRF fellowship and Human Development and Capability Association fellowship sponsored by IDRC, Canada , Global Equity Initiative-Harvard University and Sanskriti Prathisthan.

Dr Joseph has published four books and several articles in refereed journals. She has also contributed in the preparation of District Human Development Report of Dindigul and Nagapattinam Districts. The Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission has recognised her as a master trainer in the field of Human Development and Gender. The present focus of her research at LSE is on Quality of Life vs Economic Growth: Experience from India and Bangladesh.

Research Interests

  • Capability approach
  • Human Development
  • Gender and Development
  • Multidimensional Poverty

Selected Publications

  • Joseph, V. (forthcoming) Women in Local Governance: An Analysis of their Agency Functions. In: Basu, K., Kanbur, R. and Sharm, A.N. (eds.)
  • Joseph, V. (2011). Capability of Elected Women Representatives on Gender Issues in Grassroots Governance. Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi
  • Joseph, V. (2011). Multidimensional Poverty and Status of Women in India. Women’s Link, 4
  • Joseph, V. (2010). Women’s Agency and Challenges: Changing Scenario at the Grassroots Governance in Indian Democracy. International Journal for Independent Scholars, 1
  • Joseph, V., Palanithurai, G. and Uma, G. (2009). Networking of Elected Women Representatives at Grassroots. Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi
  • Joseph, V. (2008). Capacity Building for Leadership at Grassroots. In: Palanithurai, G. (ed.) Dynamics of New Panchayati Raj System. Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi
  • Joseph, V. (2008). Women’s Political Participation in Governance. Equal Opportunity International, 27(1). Special issue on Reinventing Gender and the Professions: New Governance, Equality and Diversity
  • Joseph, V., Palanithurai, G. and Parthiban, T. (2007). Empowering Women – Increasing Capabilities of Women: Grassroots Experience from Tamil Nadu. Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi
  • Joseph, V. and Palanithurai, G. (2006). New Public Management: A Case Analysis of District Administration. Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi
  • Joseph, V. (2006). Women in power: Critical Mass to Critical Action. Women’s Link, 12(3)