Professor Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase

Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase is a Development consultant and was formerly Professor of Anthropology and the National Course Director for International Studies, Australian Catholic University.

Professor Ruchira Ganguly-Srcase obtained her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Melbourne in 1993. She is a Development Consultant and an Honorary Professor at the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. Ruchira was formerly the foundation Professor of Anthropology, and National Course Director for Global Studies and International Development Studies, Australian Catholic University. Previously she was a professor of Sociology at the University of Wollongong and Research Team Leader in Globalisation, Mobility and Development at the ARC Key Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS), also the University of Wollongong. Prof Ganguly-Scrase’s research specialisations focus on ethnographic approaches to understanding the consequences of neoliberal globalisation on the day to day lives of people. In examining these transformations, Ruchira’s work has dealt with gender and development, labour issues, migration dispossession and displacement. She has an extensive publication record in prestigious peer review Tier 1 journals and is the author of several monographs and numerous book chapters published by leading international publishers. Ruchira maintains a significant national and international reputation in the field of qualitative globalisation research called “global ethnography”. Her expertise in the disciplines of Sociology and Social Anthropology is recognised from her research on the intersecting fields of neoliberal development, South Asian Studies and Women Studies. Due to this expertise coupled with a strong record of eight successful HDR completions she is continually invited to examine PhD theses from overseas and Go8 Australian Universities.

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Anthropology of South Asia, international development, inequality of women in developing countries, refugees and displaced people.