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Manisha Desai

Manisha Desai

Associate Professor, Women's Studies and Sociology



Office: Beach 423


Manisha Desai is Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Sociology. She served as the President Elect of Sociologists for WOmen in Society in 2006, President in 2007, and Past-President in 2008.

In addition to academic positions at UConn, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Manisha worked as the Senior Programme Specialist in the Gender Equity and Development Section of the Human Rights Division at UNESCO in Paris and served as the Sociologists for Women in Society's NGO representative to the United Nation's Economic and Social Council.

Her areas of research include transnational feminisms, gender and globalization, social movements, women and human rights, contemporary Indian society, and South Asian Americans.




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