Radhika Balakrishnan is Faculty Director at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University. She is on the Board of the Center for Constitutional Rights and is Commissioner for the Commission for Gender Equity for the City of New York, and on the Civil Society Advisory Committee for the United Nations Development Program.
Radhika is the co-editor with Diane Elson of Economic Policy and Human Rights: Holding Governments to Account (Zed Books, 2011). She edited The Hidden Assembly Line: Gender Dynamics of Subcontracted Work in a Global Economy (Kumarian Press, 2001), co-edited Good Sex: Feminist Perspectives from the World’s Religions, with Patricia Jung and Mary Hunt (Rutgers University Press, 2000). Her research and advocacy work has sought to change the lens through which macroeconomic policy is interpreted and critiqued by applying international human rights norms to assess macroeconomic policy.