Naila Kabeer



London School of Economics and Political Science
London, UK

Naila Kabeer is Professor of Gender and International Development, jointly between Gender Institute and the Department of International Development. London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Previously she was Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, UK and prior to that, Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex where she remains an Emeritus Fellow. Her work has focused on gender and other forms of inequality in relation to poverty, labour markets and livelihoods, collective action and social protection. She has extensive experience in teaching, research and advisory work on these topics. She is author of Reversed Realities (trans. Into Spanish), The power to choose (recently translated into Japanese and launched in Tokyo), Mainstreaming gender and poverty eradication (trans. Into Spanish and Chinese) and Mainstreaming gender and the informal economy in social protection. She has edited several books, most recently Organizing women in the informal economy. She has served in an advisory capacity to a number of international development agencies, including the World Bank, UN Women, SIDA, OXFAM, CIDA and ILO as well as Southern based NGOs such as Nijera Kori, BRAC and PRADAN. She recently joined the board of the Women's Rights Program of the Open Society Foundations and the International Centre for Research on Women. She has published several articles in Feminist Economics and co-edited special issues on globalization and migration and on Voice and agency. She is an Associate Editor of Feminist Economics.

Bio updated October 2016.