The Rockefeller Humanist-in-Residence Fellowships at the Women’s Studies Program, Hunter College, CUNY, brought two international scholars to New York from the global South each year, to research and write on transnational feminist movements and third world feminism. Rhoda Reddock from Trinidad and I were selected for this fellowship for the year 1992-93, and spent ten months at Hunter College, writing, collaborating and speaking on issues of feminism and feminist movements in India and South Asia, and Trinidad-Tobago and the Caribbean respectively.
The VKRV Rao Prizes in Social Science Research were instituted by the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore with the support of the Indian Council for Social Science Research. Three prizes awarded annually for research in social sciences to early career scholars below the age of 45 years, recognised their significant original contribution to the field of social sciences – with prizes awarded for economics every year and the other social sciences by rotation. I received this award for the year 2003 for my work in the field of Social Aspects of Law. Through its 45 year history, this is the only instance of the prize being conferred for research in interdisciplinary law.
The Amartya Sen Awards for Distinguished Social Scientists was instituted by the Indian Council for Social Science Research in 2012, recognising the contribution of social scientists towards advancement of knowledge. In its inaugural year, six awards were made in the fields of political science, sociology, law, geography, economics and education. I received the award for the discipline of Law.
Interview by Dr Umit Kurt with Dr. Kalpana Kannabiran, INoGS 2022 Impact Award Winner.