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Before joining the University of York as a Lecturer in International Management in 2016, I completed my PhD at the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University. Previously trained in architecture and development management, I had worked as an independent researcher and development consultant/advisor with leading aid agencies, NGOs, independent research centres, policy think-tanks, among others for over seven years, which has had a formative influence on my academic research.
I am involved as an Academic Lead with the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre at the University of York and am a Member of the Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship, Wealth and Philanthropy at Newcastle University.
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I am interested in the histories and practices of international development and international management. As part of which, I am currently working on three broad but related areas:
I am pleased to have been awarded the Carnevali Small Grant from the Economic History Society (2017-18) for my research on the history of Indian elites’ philanthropy and their contribution to development in long Indian twentieth century. Based on which, I am currently working on a research monograph “Re/Imagining Development.” In 2015, I won a competitive research grant-in-aid from the Rockefeller Archives Centre to conduct archival research on the history of management education in India (1950-1990).
In 2016, I was awarded the Best Critical Management Education Paper by the CMS Division at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. I was also a Finalist for the All-Academy William H Newman Award in the same year.
In addition to a doctoral studentship from the Lancaster University Management School, I have also received a number of travel grants from various scholarly associations, including the Business History Conference and Association of Business Historians, among others. In my professional life, I have worked on a number of research projects in the areas of gender and governance, disability, and social accountability funded, among others, by the International Development Research Centre, Canada.
‘Making History: Archives, Historiography, and Their Silences’. Best Paper, CMS Division, Proceedings of Academy of Management. ISSN: 2151-6561.*^
* Finalist, All-Academy William H Newman Award.
^ Best Critical Management Education Paper.
Book Review: Rosalind Eyben's International Aid and the Making of a Better World. Management Learning, 46(3): 363-366.
‘Making Community Inclusion Work for Persons with Disabilities: Drawing Lessons from the Field.’ Community Development, 45(2): 150-164 (with V Hiranandani and D Sonpal).
‘Ableing Work, Disableing Workers?’ Development in Practice, 24(1): 81-90 (with N Kothiyal, V Hiranandani, & D Sonpal).
Kumar, A. 2013. ‘Serv(ic)ing the Country?: Critical Reflections on Youth Development and Citizenship Education’. In: Azzopardi, A. (Ed.) Youth: Responding to Lives. Studies in Inclusive Education, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 27-43.
Book Review: Pushpa Sundar's Business and Community: The Story of Corporate Social Responsibility in India. Management Learning, 44(5): 563-566.
‘Educating the (Neoliberal) Citizen: Reflections from India.’ Development in Practice, 22(3): 361-372.
'Trapped between Ableism and Neoliberalism: Critical Reflections on Disability and Employment in India'. Disability Studies Quarterly, 32(3) (with D Sonpal & V Hiranandani).
‘“Whose Reality Counts?”: Disability, Development and Participation.’ Indian Anthropologist, 41(1): 71-90 (with D Sonpal).
‘Expanding People’s Might – Putting Social Infrastructure into the Hands of the Community: Investigation into a Village Community.’ International Journal of Rural Management, 4(1,2): 129-152.
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