Richa Nagar


Richa Nagar (born 1968, inLucknow, India) is a scholar, writer, educator, and theatre-worker who isProfessor of the College in the College of Liberal Arts at theUniversity of Minnesota. Nagar makes multi-lingual and multi-genre contributions totransnational feminism,social geography, criticaldevelopment studies, andcritical ethnography. Her research has encompassed a range of topics including: politics of space, identity and community among communities ofSouth Asian origin inTanzania; questions ofempowerment in relation to grass-roots struggles in the global South, principally with theSangtin Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan (SKMS) inSitapur District, India; the politics of language and social fracturing in the context of development and neo-liberal globalization; and creative praxis that uses collaboration, co-authorship, and translation to blur the borders between academic, activist, and artistic labor. She was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford in 2005-2006 and at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study (JNIAS) at New Delhi in 2011-2012