Sreerekha Mullassery Sathiamma

Assistant Professor, Global Development Studies

PO Box: 400771

125, Wilson Hall

I did my PhD and MPhil in Political Science from the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi (2014) and hold my second Master’s degree in Gender and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK (2002). Before moving to University of Virginia, I taught as an Assistant Professor at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. I was awarded the LSE Scholarship for pursuing the Masters in Gender and Development at the London School of Economics, UK in 2001 and DAAD Scholarship for pursuing the Post-Graduate Diploma at the IFU, Hanover University, Germany in 2000. For GDS at UVA, I am a practitioner-scholar and attempt to bring in a perspective between academic and activist developments and experiences. My areas of interest and activist work span theories of work and women’s work, socialist feminism and theories of development to feminist research methodologies and social movements. In the past, I have been involved in the struggles for rights of women, workers and slum dwellers and have engaged with issues pertaining to caste, sexuality, displacement, and civil and democratic rights in India. I have written on gender, tribal land rights and development debates in Kerala, with a focused critique on the ‘development’ paradigm.


Select Publications:


2017-State Without Honour: Women Workers in India’s Anganwadis: Oxford University Press, ISBN-13; 978-0-19-946816-4


2016- “Whatever Happened to Women’s Studies” in Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), April 9, 2016, N0.15, pp. 64-68, ISSN 00129976

2012- ‘Illegal Land, Illegal People’: The Chengara Land Struggle in Kerala”, Economic and Political Weekly, Commentary, Vol. XLVII, No.30, July 28, pp. 21-24, ISSN 00129976 

2010- “Challenges before Kerala’s Landless: The Story of Aralam Farm”, Economic and Political Weekly, Special Article, Vol.XLV, No.21, May 22, pp.55-62, ISSN 00129976