This Institute promoted knowledge about innovative theory, research and methodologies for studying inequality in developing countries. Particular emphasis was placed on exploring the specific dimensions and impacts of inequality on development across regions of the global south, and developing a comparative understanding of these dynamics.
Director of Development Studies, Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. Gianpaolo Baiocchi is a sociologist and an ethnographer interested in questions of politics and culture, critical social theory, and cities.
Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Brown University, Director of the Watson Institute Graduate Program in Development, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Patrick Heller studies how inequality shapes development, urban transformation, democracy and globalization. His work has focused primarily on Brazil, India and South Africa.