Friday, March 8, 2013
2:30pm – 4:30pm
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute111 Thayer Street
Discussion and reception to follow
“Citizen Claim-Making Strategies in Rural Rajasthan: Who Makes Demands for Public Services and How?”
Seminar with Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner is an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University. Her interests include state-society relations, local governance, and public service delivery in developing countries, with a regional focus on South Asia. She is currently working on a book manuscript that seeks to explain local variation in citizen-state relations in rural India, examining the diverse paths—direct and mediated—through which citizens claim public services from the state. Her research has been supported by the Fulbright Program, the National Science Foundation, and the Boren Fellowship. She earned her doctorate in Political Science and a Masters in International Development Planning from MIT, and a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Swarthmore College.