Shirin M Rai

Professor, University of Warwick

Shirin M Rai is Professor in the department of Politics and International Studies. She is Director of Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre on International Development (WICID). She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2021. Her research interests are in performance and politics, gender and political institutions and the political economy of development. Her latest books include the Oxford Handbook of Politics and Performance (2021; co-eds M Gluhovic, S Jestrovic and M Saward), Indian Debates on the International Left (eds with Anand Prakash) and Performing Representation: Women Members in the Indian Parliament (with Carole Spary; OUP), 2019. She is currently working on two books – Depletion: the human costs of caring and Doing Politics Sideways.    

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