Dr. Radhika Desai is Professor at the Department of Political Studies, and Director, Geopolitical Economy Research Group, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. She is the author of Geopolitical Economy: After US Hegemony, Globalization and Empire (2013), Slouching Towards Ayodhya: From Congress to Hindutva in Indian Politics (2nd rev ed, 2004) and Intellectuals and Socialism: ‘Social Democrats’ and the Labour Party (1994), a New Statesman and Society Book of the Month, and editor or co-editor of Russia, Ukraine and Contemporary Imperialism, a special issue of International Critical Thought (2016), Theoretical Engagements in Geopolitical Economy (2015), Analytical Gains from Geopolitical Economy (2015), Revitalizing Marxist Theory for Today’s Capitalism (2010) and Developmental and Cultural Nationalisms (2009).
She is also the author of numerous articles in Economic and Political Weekly, International Critical Thought, New Left Review, Third World Quarterly, World Review of Political Economy and other journals and in edited collections on parties, political economy, culture and nationalism.
With Alan Freeman, she co-edits the Geopolitical Economy book series with Manchester University Press and the Future of Capitalism book series with Pluto Press.
She serves on the Editorial Boards of many journals including Canadian Political Science Review, Critique of Political Economy, E-Social Sciences, Pacific Affairs, Global Faultlines, Research in Political Economy, Revista de Economía Crítica, World Review of Political Economy and International Critical Thought.
Ph. D. Political Studies, Queen’s University, 1992
M.A. Political Studies, Queen’s University, 1986
B.A.(Hons.) Political Studies, M.S. University of Baroda, India
2007 – Present: Professor, Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba
2006 – 2007: Professor and Head, Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba
2006: Professor, Department of Political Studies, University of Victoria
1999 – 2006: Associate Professor, Department of Political Studies, University of Victoria
2009: Academic Visitor, DESTIN, London School of Economics and Politics, London, UK
2008: Research Fellow, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, Germany
2000: Visiting Professor, National Law School University of India, Bangalore, India
English, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi