Senior Editor

Dr. Vibhuti Patel

Dr. Vibhuti Patel is Professor, Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She retired as Professor and Head of Economics Department of SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai. Her areas of specialization have been Gender Economics, Women’s Studies, Human Rights, Social movements and Gender Budgeting. She has authored Women’s Challenges of the New Millennium (2002), co-authored Reaching for Half the Sky (1985), Indian Women Change and Challenge (1985 )and Status Report for ICSSR- Critical Evaluation of Women’s Studies Researches during 1947-1988(1989). She is co-editor of series of 15 volumes- Empowering Women Worldwide. She has edited 2 books namely Discourse on Women and Empowerment (2009) and Girls and Girlhoods at the Threshold of Youth and Gender (2010). She has been a member of Expert Committee for School of Gender and Development Studies as well as School of Extension Education of IGNOU, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and National Council of Education, Research and Training NCERT (Delhi) during 2005-2012. She prepared base paper on Gender for Mumbai Human Development Report, 2009 and on “Socioeconomics Status of Muslims in Maharashtra” for Maharashtra State Minority Commission, Government of Maharashtra, 2013. She has submitted base paper on Gender for Human Development Report of Mumbai Metropolitan Region commission by Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority, Mumbai. For UGC e-pathshala, She has contributed 9 modules for paper on “Women and Economics” for MA in Women’s Studies and 7 modules for “Women’s Studies” in MA in Adult and Continuing Education.