Shalmali Guttal

is the Executive Director of Focus on the Global South. For over twenty-five years, her research and writing has concerned economic and social development in Asia, especially the Mekong region and India. The central themes of her work are community resources rights, women’s rights, food sovereignty, agrarian reform, and democratization of governance. She works in solidarity with progressive grassroots movements, unions and activists on the creation and governance of natural, social, and knowledge commons.