LSE professor named one of 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy 2019

I have always wanted my work to speak to what is happening in the ‘real’ world, so am honoured to be named
- Naila Kabeer
Naila Kabeer

Naila Kabeer, Professor of Gender and Development at LSE, has been named as one of the 100 most influential people in gender policy for 2019.

The list, compiled by Apolitical, celebrates the politicians, civil servants, academics and activists who have been driving change all around the world. This is the second consecutive year that Professor Kabeer has appeared on the list. This year, she is named alongside Michelle Obama, founder of the Girls Opportunity Alliance, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation, and Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, associate justice of the US Supreme Court. 

Naila Kabeer is Professor of Gender and Development at the Department of Gender Studies and Department of International Development at LSE, and President of the International Association of Feminist Economics, committed to its goal of making economics more relevant to the everyday lives of people of all ages across the world. Her research interests include gender, poverty, social exclusion, labour markets and livelihoods, social protection and citizenship and much of her research is focused on South and South East Asia. 

Professor Naila Kabeer said: “I have always wanted my work to speak to what is happening in the ‘real’ world. So I am naturally honoured to be named as an academic who has had some influence in shaping policies to promote gender justice.”

The 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy is curated from nominations from thousands of gender experts from leading organisations, including the United Nations, Women Deliver, Women in Global Health, The World Bank, Women for Climate Justice and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Professor Kabeer is also included in the second edition of Key Thinkers in Development, published in January 2019, which presents a guide to the lives, ideas and practices of leading contributors to the terrain of development studies and development policy and practice.