FORA.tv Speaker - Ananya Roy
Ananya Roy is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the Division of International & Area Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. She also serves as Education Director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies.
Roy's home department is the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley where she teaches in the fields of comparative urban studies and international development. In 2006, Roy was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor UC Berkeley bestows on its faculty.
Also in 2006, Roy was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Mentors award, a recognition bestowed by the Graduate Assembly of the University of California at Berkeley. Most recently, in 2008, Roy was the recipient of the Golden Apple Teaching award, the only teaching award given by the student body.
Roy holds a B.A. (1992) in Comparative Urban Studies from Mills College, a M.C.P. (1994) and a Ph.D. (1999) from the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of City Requiem, Calcutta: Gender and the Politics of Poverty (University of Minnesota Press, 2003) and co-editor of Urban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, South Asia, and Latin America (Lexington Books, 2004).
Her current research and book project is entitled Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Frontiers of Millennial Development (Routledge, forthcoming 2008). The project has received several prestigious awards including the Hellman Faculty Award and the Prytanean Faculty Award, as well as a multi-year research grant from the National Science Foundation.
12.11.08 | 01:06:11 min
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