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Professor Shirin M. Rai

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Email: Shirin.Rai@warwick.ac.uk|

Professor Shirin M. Rai

Visiting Professor 

Gender Institute 

Email: Shirin.Rai@warwick.ac.uk|

Room: COL.5.04K, Columbia House, LSE

Professor Shirin M. Rai will be a Visiting Professor at the Gender Institute from Lent Term 2012 until mid-2015.  She studied at the University of Delhi (India) and Cambridge University (UK) and joined the University of Warwick in 1989. She is Professor in the department of Politics and International Studies. She has directed a four year Leverhulme Trust funded programme on Gendered Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament (2007-2011). 

Research Interests

  • Feminist politics
  • Gender and political institutions
  • Globalisation
  • Development studies

Professor Rai gave a public lecture at the Gender Institute on Monday 6 February entitled Social Reproduction and Depletion: Mapping Gendered Harm|.

Publications

  • Co-ed. with Waylen, G. New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy, Routledge, 2013.
  • Gender and the Political Economy of Development: From Nationalism to Globalization, Wiley, 2002.
  • With Bedford, K. 'Feminists Theorize the International Political Economy', Special Issue of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Vol.36 (No.1). pp. 1-18, 2010.
  • The Gender Politics of Development: Essays in Hope and Despair,  Zed Books/Zubaan Publishers, 2008.
  • Co-ed. with Waylen, G. Global Governance: Feminist Perspectives, Palgrave, 2008.
  • 'Analysing Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament', The Journal of Legislative Studies, 16:3, p 284-297, 2010.
  • Co-editor (with Wyn Grant) of the Manchester University Press book series Perspectives on Democratic Practice
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