- About IDCE
Kiran Asher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of International Development and Social Change and Women's Studies
Phone: (508) 421-3828
Ph.D. in Comparative Politics and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Florida, 1998
M.A. in Environmental Management from Duke University, 1990
B.A. in the Life Sciences from St. Xavier’s College, Bombay, 1987
Political economy, feminist and critical development theory, post-colonial studies, cultural politics, Latin America
Read more about Kiran Asher.
In 2009, Asher was awarded a Fulbright Indo-American Environmental Leadership Program (IAELP) award. The IAELP award enabled her to spend three months in India to begin work on a new research project on the politics of environmental conservation. For more about this project and Kiran Asher’s other intellectual and professional endeavors and awards, visit Asher's personal website.
2009. Black and Green: Afro-Colombians, Development, and Nature in the Pacific Lowlands. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. (Link to book from Publisher)
2009. (Co-authored with Diana Ojeda) “Producing Nature and Making the State: Ordenamiento Territorial in the Pacific Lowlands of Colombia.” GeoForum 40 (3): 292-302. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2008.09.014)
2007. “Ser y Tener: Black Women’s Activism, Development and Ethnicity in the Pacific Lowlands of Colombia.” Feminist Studies 33 (1): 11-37.
2004. “Texts in Context: Afro-Colombian Women’s Activism in the Pacific Lowlands of Colombia.” Feminist Review vol. 78: 1-18
2004. “Engenderando desenvolvimento e ethnicidade nas terras baixas do Pacífico colombiano (Engendering Development and Ethnicity in the Pacific Lowlands of Colombia).” Revista Estudos Feministas 12 (1): 15-45.
2004. “Possibilities & Limits of Microfinance as a Development Strategy: A Conversation.” (With Veena Sampathkumar). Critical Half: (Annual Journal of Women for Women International) 2 (1): 8-13.
2000. “Mobilizing the Discourses of Sustainable Economic Development and Biodiversity Conservation in the Pacific Lowlands of Colombia.” Strategies: A Journal of Theory, Culture and Politics. 13 (1): 111-125.
1996. “¿Etnicidad de Género o Género Etnico? (Ethnic gender or gendered ethnicity?).” Boletín de Antropología 10 (26): 9-26. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
1993. (Co-authored with Erach Bharucha) “Behaviour Patterns of the Blackbuck Antilope cervicapra under Suboptimal Habitat Conditions.” Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 90 (3): 371-393.
- ID 125: Tales from the Far Side: Development and Underdevelopment in the Age of Globalization
- ID/FYS 182: Are We Modern Yet? (Regular class or First year seminar)
- ID 209/IDCE 353/WST 354: Beyond Victims and Guardian Angels: Third World Women, Gender and Economic Development
- ID 264/IDCE 30222: Advanced Topics in Development Theory: Fall 2008 topic: Colonialism and Development, previous topic: Conversations with the Ghost of Marx
- ID 269/IDCE 30269/WS 269: Raced Natures, Gendered Developments: Political Economy of Environmental Conservation
- IDCE 360: Development Theory (aka Missionaries, Messiahs and Misfits: The History and Politics of Development Theory)
- Emails as Professional Correspondences or Email Etiquette
- Guidelines for seeking Letters of Recommendation
- How to Handle the Challenges and Fun of a Masters
- Guidelines and Checklist for Written Work or Professor Asher’s 20 Commandments!
- Professor Asher’s Grading Criteria