Friday, December 17, 2010

Reena Patel interview in NYTimes Article:Ambitions Meet Reality in India

Ambitions Meet Reality in India

Published: December 14, 2010 in The New York Times

Reena Patel, Ph.D. alumna of UT Geography and The Environment, was interviewed for a New York Times article about women in India. The article reports that for a new generation of women workers in India, the challenges include discrimination that is "insidious rather than blatant" and breaking into sectors and roles that have traditionally been reserved for men.  Dr. Patel's was interviewed about her experptise on India-global labor relations, and its impacts on women's rights.

The article can be read on -

Reena Patel is also the author of the book "Working the Night Shift" which is stems from her Ph.D. research at UT Austin. To learn more about her book, visit her website:

The Google Book Preview of Working the Night Shift.

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