Kyoko Kusakabe

Kyoko Kusakabe is a professor of gender and development studies at Department of Development and Sustainability, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. She has over 20 years of experience in research and teaching gender and development in Asia especially focusing on the Mekong Subregion. Aside from her academic work, she has experience in working with NGOs and government organizations for gender mainstreaming and integration of gender issues. Her research focus is on gender issues in labor/work, especially on labor migration, garment factory workers, informal employment, and agriculture and fisheries. She is currently an executive committee member of Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of Asian Fisheries Society. She is also a coeditor-in-chief of Gender, Technology and Development journal. She is a coauthor of Thailand’s Hidden Workforce: Burmese Migrant Women Factory Workers (Zed Books, 2012, coauthored with Ruth Pearson) and coedited Fisherfolk in Cambodia, India and Sri Lanka: Migration, Gender and Well-Being (Routledge, 2020).

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