The next lecture of the Brown-India Initiative Spring 2013 Seminar Series will be delivered by Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Please join us on Friday, March 8, from 2:30-4:30 PM in the Joukowsky Forum at the Watson Institute for International Studies for Kruks-Wisner’s talk titled “Citizen Claim-Making Strategies in Rural Rajasthan: Who Makes Demands for Public Services and How?”
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.