Raka Ray

Raka Ray

Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies, Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
510 642-9565
Research Expertise and Interest
feminist theory, gender, social movements, South and Southeast Asian studies, relations between dominant subaltern groups in India, women¹s movements in India

Professor Raka Ray holds a joint appointment in Sociology and SSEAS. Her areas of interest include gender and feminist theory, social movements, and relations between dominant and subaltern groups in India. Her current project explores changes in the meanings and relations of servitude in India. Her most recent publication is Fields of Protest: Women¹s Movements in India. Professor Ray is an editor of Feminist Studies. She holds a joint appointment in Sociology and South and Southeast Asian Studies.

In the News

March 25, 2015

UC Berkeley first university to house a center for Bangladesh studies

The first university-housed center for Bangladesh studies officially opens at UC Berkeley on March 30 with Chancellor Nicholas Dirks presiding over an invitation-only ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a talk by Sir Fazle Abed, founder and CEO of BRAC, one of the world’s largest NGOs.