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Raka R. Ray University of California, Berkeley, USA

Raka Ray is Professor of Sociology, South and Southeast Asia Studies, and Geography at the University of California, Berkeley. Her areas of specialization are gender and feminist theory, inequality, emerging middle classes, cultures of servitude, social movements and postcolonial sociology. Publications include Fields of Protest: Women’s Movements in India, Social Movements in India: Poverty, Power, and Politics (co-edited with Mary Katzenstein) Cultures of Servitude: Modernity, Domesticity and Class in India (with Seemin Qayum), Both Elite and Everyman: The Cultural Politics of the Indian Middle Classes (co-edited with Amita Baviskar), The Handbook of Gender, and many articles.