Kaveri Ishwar Haritas

Associate Professor & Assistant Dean 

LL.B. (Bangalore University); Master in Development Studies; Ph.D. (Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies, Switzerland)

Kaveri Haritas is Associate Professor at the Jindal School of Government & Public Policy. She has a bachelor’s degree in law, a Masters and PhD. In Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. She was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for her doctoral studies (CanDoc), which examines the struggles of poor women and men in a rehabilitation area in Bangalore. Her research focuses on the politics of the poor, the role that gender plays in everyday politics and struggles and the manner in which this shapes citizenship and the role of the state. After her doctoral research, she took part in an international research project on the solidarity economy practices of women in Latin America and India, supported by the Swiss Network of International Studies. In this research, she continued to work on women’s struggles for survival, examining a fisherwomen’s association in Udupi, Karnataka. With an education in development studies, she has a marked leaning towards anthropology, uses ethnography in her research and enjoys research and teaching in the areas of political and economic anthropology. Her recent research interrogates the future of work in a world of technological unemployment, examining the potential of technology to transform both the structures and meanings of work in the contemporary world. She has also been a north-south mobility fellow at the Institute for Research on Development, Paris. 

Journals

  • Thara, Kaveri. (2017) ‘In troubled waters: water commodification, law, gender and poverty in Bangalore.’ Gender and Development 25(2), 253-268.

  • Thara, Kaveri. (2016) “Protecting caste livelihoods on the western coast of India: an intersectional analysis of Udupi’s fisherwomen.” Environment and Urbanization, Vol 28(2), 423-436.

  •  Haritas, Kaveri (2013) Gender identity in urban poor mobilizations: evidence from Bengaluru, Environment and Urbanisation, Vol 25(1), 125–138.

  • Haritas, Kaveri (2008) ‘Poverty and marginalisation: challenges to poor women’s substantive leadership in urban India’, Gender and Development, Vol. 16, No. 3, November 2008.
       

Book chapters

  • Thara, Kaveri. (2017) ‘Résistance déguisée et reproduction sociale: la lutte des femmes pauvres pour acceder aux services urbains à Bangalore’. In Verschuur Ch., Guérin I., Hillenkamp I. Genre et économie solidaire, des croisements nécessaires, Cahiers Genre et Développement n°10, L’Harmattan, Genève – Paris., pp. 305-319 (Title of article: Disguised resistance & social reproduction: the struggle of urban poor women to access urban services in Bangalore)
  • Haritas, Kaveri & Seshadri, Shekhar (2012) ‘Story-Telling, A Qualitative Participative Method in Research with Children’ in Seshadri, Shekhar & Maitra, Shubada (eds.) Play: Experiential Methodologies in Developmental and Therapeutic Settings, Orient Blackswan
  • Haritas, Kaveri (2008) ‘Preserving Wellness and Personhood: A Psycho Social Approach to the Child’, in Kalpana Kannabiran & Ranbir Singh (eds.) 2008, Challenging the Rule(s) of Law: Colonialism, Criminology And Human Rights In India, India: Sage Publications.
  • Haritas, Kaveri (2009) Political Engagement of Women in India: the new paradoxes of inequality of sex, class and caste in postcolonial India, in Verschuur, Christine (ed.) Vents d’Est, vents d’Ouest, Mouvements de femmes et féminisme anticoloniaux, Cahiers genres, IHEID.

Urban poverty, gender and development, social movements, economic anthropology, legal anthropology and anthropology of work and labour.

  • Calvão, Filipe, and Kaveri Thara. “Working Futures: The ILO, Automation and Digital Work in India.” International Development Policy, The ILO@ 100. Brill Nijhoff, 2019. 223-247.
  • Thara, Kaveri. (2017) ‘In troubled waters: water commodification, law, gender and poverty in Bangalore.’ Gender and Development 25(2), 253-268.  
  • Thara, Kaveri. (2016) “Protecting caste livelihoods on the western coast of India: an intersectional analysis of Udupi’s fisherwomen.” Environment and Urbanization, Vol 28(2), 423-436.
  • Haritas, Kaveri (2013) Gender identity in urban poor mobilizations: evidence from Bengaluru, Environment and Urbanisation, Vol 25(1), 125–138.

Haritas, Kaveri (2008) ‘Poverty and marginalisation: challenges to poor women’s substantive leadership in urban India’, Gender and Development, Vol. 16, No. 3, November 2008.