Ela Bhatt Visiting Professorship


SS 2018: Prof. Dr. Anjum Munir

Anjum Munir is an Associate Professor/ Chairman at the department of Energy Systems Engineering at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. In 2010, he received his PhD from the University of Kassel. For the time being he is involved in a project on "Development of solar assisted multi-crop dryers and energy efficient storage structures for value addition and food security".

Selected Recent Publications:

  • Ayub, Iqra; Munir, Anjum; Amjad, Waseem; Ghafoor, Abdul; Nasir, Muhammad Salman (2018). Energy and exergy-based thermal analyses of a solar bakery unit. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Volume 133, Issue 2.
  • Ayub, Iqra; Munir, Anjum; Ghafoor, Abdul; Amjad, Waseem; Nasir, Muhammad Salman (2018). Solar thermal application for decentralized food baking using Scheffler reflector technology. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Volume 140, Issue 6.
  • Ashfaq, Sidra; Ahmad, Manzoor; Munir, Anjum (2017): Improvement of Air Homogeneity in Paddy Dryer With Central Air Flow Channel. International Journal of Food Engineering Volume 13, Issue 10, Pages: 1-8.
  • Afzal, Arslan; Munir, Anjum; Ghafoor, Abdul; Alvarado, Jorge L. (2017): Development of a hybrid solar distillation system for essential oils extraction. Renewable Energy (Elsevier) Volume 113 (May 2017) Pages 80-90.
  • Zahid, Azlan; Ghafoor, Abdul; Munir, Anjum; Ahmad, Manzoor; Nasir, Abdul; Ahmad, Syed Amjad (2017): Solar desalination of water using evaporation condensation and heat recovery method. Desalination and Water Volume 68 (March 2017) Pages 80-90.

      SS 2018: Prof. Eleonor Faur

      Gender and Public Policies, with specialization in Care Policies and Welfare, and Comprehensive Sexuality Education.

      Eleonor Faur is an Associate Professor at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales, National University of San Martín (IDAES- UNSAM), and a Researcher at the Center for Social Research, based at the Institute for Economic and Social Development (CIS-IDES).  During her career, her interests combined social research and teaching with policy dialogue, program design and management. Before joining the University, she led UNFPA’s Argentina Country Office for almost 7 years, and served as Programe Coordinator for UNICEF and UNDP in Colombia and Argentina. She is a sociologist and holds a PhD. in Social Sciences by FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales).

      Selected Recent Publications:

        • Faur, Eleonor (2017) “Contrasting Trends in Gender and Childcare in Argentina: Family Policies Between LGBT Rights and Maternalism”, in Global Sociology of Care and Care Work, Current Sociology Monograph, Forthcoming.
        • Faur, Eleonor (2017). Mujeres y varones en la Argentina de hoy. Géneros en movimiento, (editor). Buenos Aires, Siglo XXI editores.
        • Faur, Eleonor and Grimson, Alejandro (2016). Mitomanías de los sexos. . Las ideas del siglo XX sobre el amor, el deseo y el poder que necesitamos desechar para vivir en el siglo XXI. Buenos Aires, Siglo XXI editores.
        • Faur, Eleonor (2016) “El maternalismo en su laberinto. Políticas sociales y cuidado infantil en Argentina. In Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios de Familia, 7, 45-61.
        • Faur, Eleonor (2016) “El cuidado: un pilar invisible del desarrollo”, in Cuadernos del IDES N° 31. Ciudadanía y Derechos Humanos. Preguntas de Investigación. Serie: Núcleos y Programas del CIS, Buenos Aires, CIS-IDES/CONICET.
        • Faur, Eleonor (editor) 2016. Repensar la inclusión social. Políticas públicas y sociedad civil en la Argentina (1991-2016) Buenos Aires, Capital Intelectual.
        • Faur, Eleonor (2014) El cuidado infantil en el siglo XXI. Mujeres malabaristas en una sociedad desigual, Buenos Aires, Siglo XXI Editores.
        • Esquivel, Valeria, Faur, Eleonor and Jelin, Elizabeth (2012) Las lógicas del cuidado infantil. Entre el Estado, el mercado y las familias, Buenos Aires, IDES-UNFPA-UNICEF.
        • Esquivel, Valeria and Faur, Eleonor (2012) “Beyond Maternalism? The Political and Social Organization of Childcare in Argentina”, in Razavi, Shahra and Silke Staab (editors) Global Variations in the Political and Social Economy of Care. Worlds Apart. New York-London, Routledge /UNRISD.
        • Faur, Eleonor (2011) “A Widening Gap? The Political and Social Organization of Childcare in Argentina”, in Development & Change N. 42, Vol. 4.

          SS 2018: Prof. Carlos Salas

          Carlos Salas was born in Mexico and currently lives in Brazil, where he is a Guest Professor at Cesit/IE Unicamp.

          His research interest lie in the area of labor economics and development, in particular in Latin American countries. He has done research on micro economic units, informal sector, precariousness and job segregation, with particular emphasis on gender issues.

          Academic production, selected texts in recent years:

          • Salas, Carlos, Christian Duarte, Fernanda Seidel and Luis Quintana, “ Precariousness and Ineqaulity in Brazil and Mexico, 2004-2016”, Paper presented at the DSA Conference, Manchester, June, 2018.

          • MANZANO, M.; e SALAS, C. Emprego e desigualdade em dois blocos de países da América Latina: Histórias de sucesso ou a repetição do pesadelo para o trabalho? In: SALAS et al. Trabalho e regulação em perspectiva comparada. Editorial Ufscar, São Carlos,. p. 23—48, 2017. 

          • SALAS, Carlos, Las nuevas y viejas máscaras de la subcontratación en el capitalismo contemporáneo. CUADERNOS DEL CENDES. , v.93, p.l - 14, 2016.

          • Manzano, M and C. Salas, Desarrollo al filo de la navaja: economía y trabajo en Brasil: 1995-2014.Revista de economía crítica, No 21, pp 3-20, 2016.

          • Quintana, L.; PRUDENCIO, J.; SALAS, P. C, Inequality and Spatial Convergence in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area, 1989-2010. Journal of Reviews on Global Economics., v.5, p.69 - 83, 2016.

          • LEITE, M. P.; SALAS, P. C Trabalho e desigualdades no Brasil: desafios e contradições do atual modelo de desenvolvimento. IdeAs., v.5, p.2 -, 2015. 

          • MANZANO, M.; SALAS, P. C; SANTOS, A.Brazil in the Last Twenty Years: Searching for a New Accumulation Regime In: Combating Inequality: The Global North and South.1ª ed.Nova York : Routledge, 2015, p. 163-179.

          • HERR, H. ; ROUFF, B. M. ; SALAS, P. C . Labour markets, wage dispersion and union policies. International Journal of Labour Research, v. 6, p. 57-74, 2014.

          • Salas Carlos e Anselmo Santos, “Diverging paths in development: Brazil and Mexico”, International Journal of Labour Research, Vol. 3, Issue 1, 2011, pp 115-132. ISSN 2076-9806.

          • Salas, Carlos “Labour, income and social programmes in contemporary Mexico” in United Nations Development Programme, Social Protection, Growth and Employment: Evidence from India, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Peru and Tajikistan, UNDP, New York, 2013: 201-230.


              WS 2017/18: Prof. Dr. Devan Pillay

              Trade unions and working class politics, South African politics, ecological Marxism, development studies.

              Devan Pillay is currently head of the department of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand (on sabbatical). Before joining the university in 2001 he worked for the South African Labour Bulletin, and the National Union of Mineworkers, as well as stints at the University of Durban (UDW) as Director of Social Policy and national government as a Director of Policy (GCIS).  He was active in the anti apartheid struggle, and spent time in prison.

              Selected Recent Publications:

              • Pillay, D., Daniel, J., Naidoo, P., & Southall, R. (2010). New South African Review 1: Development or Decline.Wits University Press.
              • Daniel, J., Naidoo, P., Pillay, D., & Southall, R. (2011). New South African Review 2: New Paths, Old Compromises?. Wits University Press.
              • Pillay, D., Daniel, J., Naidoo, P., & Southall, R. (2013). New South African Review 3: The Second Phase–Tragedy or Farce. Wits University Press.
              • Pillay, D., Daniel, J., Naidoo, P., & Southall, R. (2014). New South African Review 4: A Fragile Democracy – Twenty Years On. Wits University Press.
              • Pillay, D., Daniel, J., Naidoo, P., & Southall, R. (2015). New South African Review 5: Beyond Marikana. Wits University Press.

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              WS 2017: Prof. Praveen Jha

              Political Economy of Development, with particular reference to Labour, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Public Finance, Education, and History of Economic Thought.

              Praveen Kumar Jha, Professor of Economics and currently Chairperson of the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP) and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies (CISLS), is with the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. 

              He obtained his MA in Economics and later his PhD in Economics in 1984 and 1996 respectively at the Center for Economics Studies and Planning at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Prior to joining the Center as a Professor, he taught at St. Stephen´s College, University of Delhi and at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. He has been a Visiting Fellow to several Institutions / Universities, including University of Bremen (Germany); Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (China); Rhodes University, Grahamstown (South Africa) and African Institute of Agrarian Studies, Harare (Zimbabwe); International Labour Organisation, Geneva and Kassel University (Germany).  He has also been associated with several research studies with the UN institutions such as the ILO, the UNICEF, the UNDP, the FAO etc. He is one of the Editors of a tri-continental journal, Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy as well as on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Indian Journal of Labour Economics.

              Selected Recent Publications:

              • The Changing Villages in India: Insights from Longitudinal Research (Ed. with Himanshu and Gerry Rodgers), Oxford University Press, (2016), New Delhi 
              • Right to Education in India: Resources, Institutions and Public Policy (Ed. with Geetha Rani), Routledge, (2015) , London and New Delhi.
              • Progressive Fiscal Policy in India (Ed) Sage Publications (2011), New Delhi.
              • Public Provisioning for Social Protection and its Implications for Food Security: An Analysis, Economic and Political Weekly (forthcoming).
              • The Agrarian Question in the 21st Century, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 50, Issue No. 37, 12 Sep, 2015 (with Paris Yeros, and Sam Moyo).



              WS 2016/2017: Associated Prof. Dr. Akua O. Britwum

              Gender and Labour Studies

              Akua Opokua Britwum is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Cape Coast. She holds a PhD from the Maastricht University, the Netherlands. She obtained her first and second degrees from the University of Ghana, Legon. She also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Cape Coast. Her research and publications cover sexual harassment, the economics of violence against women, gender mainstreaming in Ghanaian Universities, gender and land rights, gender and leadership in trade unions, organising informal economy workers as well as trade union participation and representation.

              Akua Britwum has served UCC in the various capacities such as:    

              • Member University of Cape Coast Strategic Planning Monitoring Committee
              • Hall Counsellor, Adehye Hall, University of Cape Coast
              • Member, Centre for Development Studies Advisory Board Examinations Officer, Centre for Development Studies
              • Chairperson, University of Cape Coast Basic Schools Management Committee 
              • International Education Coordinator, African Workers’ Participation Development Programme (APADEP) of the UCC International Support Centre  

               She has served as a Guest Lecturer at the International Center for Decent Work and Development (ICDD), University of Kassel (Germany) and is an Associate Fellow of the Global Labour University. She is in addition the Convenor of the women’s rights organisation, the Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT).

              Other positions she has held include the

              • African Regional Focal person, International Research Network for Domestic Workers
              • Member, Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative (SAPRI) Civil Society Technical Committee

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              SS 2016: Prof. Dr. K. N. Ganeshaiah

              Institution: University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore (India)

              Specialization: Plant Reproductive Ecology, Conservation Biology, Insect Behaviour & Crop Breeding

              Awards: Ganeshaiah is a recipient of Environment Award from the Karnataka Government. He is a Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences (Bangalore), National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (New Delhi), Current Science Association, and Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment.

              Ganeshaiah began working in the area of evolutionary ecology of plant reproductive strategies during 1980 and demonstrated both theoretically and empirically that evolutionary concepts such as sexual selection, sibling rivalry and parent offspring conflict, generally seen in animal systems, do occur in plants as well, in very subtle but intriguing ways. He showed that invoking these concepts in plants can help explaining several peculiarities of plant reproductive systems for which the adaptive basis was not yet clear. His work on understanding the foraging behaviour of ants lead to the identification of certain simple yet very effective strategies used for exploring unknown and complex territories. He has shown that while mass foraging ants searching for randomly distributed preys on ground adopt a branching pattern that simulates the blood supply system in higher animals, individual ants foraging on complex designs of plants adopt simple thumb rules of circular exploration for achieving efficient foraging.

              Other Contributions: Ganeshaiah developed Jeeva Sampada; a massive database on the biological resources of the country. Being the largest database ever compiled, it brings together data from a wide range of experts, on to a common digital platform and is now made available on the website www.ibin.co.in. His other contributions are in assessing and mapping biological resources of Western Ghats, Eastern Himalayas and Eastern Ghats; and in building a huge network of teams of field ecologists and taxonomists. Besides, he has also developed new tools for measuring and techniques for assessing the biological diversity

              SS 2016: Prof. Dr. Joseph Matofari

              Specialization: Food Science, Food microbiology, (Food safety and Food biotechnology)

              Institution: Egerton University, Kenya

              Trained scientist in applied Sciences specializing in microbiology (Food microbiology‐Safety), has conducted applied research in applied microbiology related to current and emerging issues in food safety and value addition in developing countries especially in sub‐Saharan Africa. Matofari's main research interest is food safety, food biotechnology and value addition in emerging and traditional biotechnologies related to food security, livelihoods and environmental conservation.

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              WS 2015/2016: Prof. Dr. William Baah-Boateng

              Analysis of the labour market and labour relations, poverty and gender issues, SME development, and development economics in the Department of Econimcs, University of Ghana

              WS 2015/2016: Prof. Dr. Gaochao He

              Prof. Dr. Gaochao He is the Co-Director of the International Center for Joint Labor Research in the Department of political science - Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China.

              WS 2014/2015: Prof. Dr. Goradana Kranjac-Berisavljevic

              Prof. Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic is an Associate Professor of Agricultural Engineering.

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              University for Development Studies

              Prof. Dr. Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic

              Post Office Box TL 1350

              Tamale, Ghana


              SS 2014: Prof. Dr. Michelle Williams

              Prof. Dr. Michelle Williams is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg South Africa and chair person for the Global Labour University Programme (GLU) at Wits.

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              University of the Witwatersrand

              Prof. Dr. Michelle Williams


              1 Jan Smuts Avenue
              Braamfontein 2000
              Johannesburg 2000
              South Africa


              WS 2013/2014: Prof. Dr. Paulo Baltar

              Paulo Baltar is Professor at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), São Paulo, Brazil and works in the field of labour economics.

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              Universidade Estadual de Campinas
              Prof. Dr. Paulo Baltar
              Campus Universitário Zeferino Vaz
              Barão Geraldo, Campinas
              SP, 13083-970


              SS 2013: Prof. Dr. Sharit K. Bhowmik†

              Prof. Dr. Sharit K. Bhowmik was a professor of labour studies and Dean of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India.

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              Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai, India)

              Prof. Dr. Sharit K. Bhowmik
              School of Management and Labour Studies
              Tata Institute of Social Sciences
              Mumbai 400 088, India

              WS: 2012/2013: Dr. B. V. Chinnappa Reddy

              Dr. B. V. Chinnappa Reddy is a professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Agriculture in Bangalore, India.

              Dr. B. V. Chinnappa Reddy

              Dr. B. V. Chinnappa Reddy is a professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Agriculture in Bangalore, India.


              Website of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Agriculture (Bangalore, India)

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              University of Agriculture, Bangalore, India
              Dr. B. V. Chinnappa Reddy
              Department of Agricultural Economics
              Agriculture College
              University of Agricultural Sciences GKVK
              Bangalore-560 065, India

              bvchinnappareddy[at]gmail.com, batlahalli[at]yahoo.com 

              WS: 2011/2012: Prof. Dr. Sharit K. Bhowmik†

              Prof. Dr. Sharit K. Bhowmik was a professor of labour studies and Dean of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India.

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              Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai, India)

              Prof. Dr. Sharit K. Bhowmik
              School of Management and Labour Studies
              Tata Institute of Social Sciences
              Mumbai 400 088, India

              Prof. Dr. Sakhela Maxwell Buhlungu

              Sakhela Maxwell Buhlungu is currently dean of humanities at the University of Cape Town vice chancellor and the University of Fort Hare.

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              University of Fort Hare
              Prof. Dr. Juan Sakhela Buhlungu

              General Address of University of Fort Hare
              Private Bag X1314
              Alice 5700
              South Africa


              SS 2011: Prof. Dr. Juan José Jimenez-Osornio

              Juan J. Jimenez-Osornio is a professor at the Campus of Biological and Agricultural Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán.

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              Universdad Autónoma de Yucatan

              Prof. Dr. Juan José Jimenez-Osornio


              Edificio Central Calle 60
              No. 491-A por 57 (Centro Histórico) Mérida
              Yucatán, México C.P. 97000


              WS 2010/2011: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Younas

              Dr. Muhammad Younas was formerly a professor and Dean (2007-2010) of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry at the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad, Pakistan.

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              University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
              Prof. Dr. Muhammad Younas

              Jail Road
              Faisalabad 38040


              WS 2009/2010: Prof. Edward Webster

              BA (Hons) (Rhodes), MA (Oxon), BPhil (York), PhD (Wits)

              Edward Webster is a professor emeritus from the School of Social Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.  He is currently a research professor for the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP).

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              University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Prof. Edward Webster1 Jan Smuts Avenue
              Braamfontein 2000
              South Africa