The Precarious Middle Class: Gender and Migration in India’s New Economy - A lecture by Raka Ray

12:00 pm on Friday, February 28, 2014
1:15 pm on Friday, February 28, 2014
Department of Sociology, 100 Cummington Street, Room 241
Join us for a talk on India's new economy by Raka Ray, Professor of Sociology and South and Southeast Asia Studies, and the present Chair of the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley. Professor Ray’s areas of specialization are gender and feminist theory, domination and inequality, the emerging middle classes, and social movements. Publications include Fields of Protest: Women’s Movements in India (University of Minnesota, 1999; and in India, Kali for Women, 2000), Social Movements in India: Poverty, Power, and Politics, co-edited with Mary Katzenstein (Rowman and Littlefeld, 2005), Cultures of Servitude: Modernity, Domesticity and Class in India, co-authored with Seemin Qayum (Stanford University Press, 2009), Elite and Everyman: The Cultural Politics of the Indian Middle Classes, co-edited with Amita Baviskar (Routledge 2011) and Handbook on Gender (Oxford University Press, India, 2012). Co-sponsored by India Initiatives, BU Global Programs