Naila Kabeer joins the Gender Institute in 2013/14
Prior to joining the Gender Institute, Professor Kabeer has been: Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex where she worked for many years.
She has also worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Department for International Development, UK between 2009-2010. She was the Kerstin Hesselgren Professor at the University of Goteberg, Sweden in 2004-2005 and Senior Sabaticant with IDRC Regional Office in South Asia in 2005-2006. Her research interests include gender, poverty, social exclusion, labour markets and livelihoods, social protection and citizenship and much of her research has focused on South Asia.
Her publications include Reversed realities: gender hierarchies in development thought, The power to choose: Bangladeshi women and labour supply decision-making in London and Dhaka and, more recently, Gender and social protection in the informal economy. She has carried out extensive training and advisory work with national and international NGOs (including Oxfam, ActionAid, Women for Women International, BRAC, PRADAN and Nijera Kori) as well as for a number of international development agencies (including the UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank, SIDA, NORAD and UN Women). She is currently on advisory editorial committee for the journals Feminist Economics, Development and Change and Gender and Development and she is also on the board of the Feminist Review Trust.
Professor Kabeer will contribute to the MSc Programmes at the Gender Institute, especially the MSc Gender, Development and Globalisation.