Naila Kabeer is Professor of Gender and Development at the Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to that she was Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies and Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex. She remains an Emeritus Fellow of the Institute. She has extensive experience in research, teaching and advisory work in the field of gender, poverty, labour markets, livelihoods and social protection and is currently leading on an ESRC/DFID funded research project on choice, constraints and the gender dynamics of labour markets in Bangladesh. She is on the editorial board of a number of journals, including Feminist Economics, Gender and Development, Development and Change and Third World Quarterly.