Professor, Sociology

Kum-Kum Bhavnani is Professor of Sociology. Her research interest lie within development, feminist and cultural studies. She has published a number of books and articules including Taling Politics (1991, Cambridge University Press), Shifting Identities Shifting Racisms (Sage 1994: co-edited with An Phoenix), Feminism and ‘Race’ (2001, Oxford University Press) and Feminist Futures (Zed 2003: co-edited with Johan Foran and Priya Kurian). In 2006 she completed a feature documentary film, THE SHAPE OF WATER (narrated by Susan Sarandon ( which took four years to complete and spans three continents. She is now starting work on her next film.

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EH Course: Women, Culture, and Development