2021 Joseph W. Elder Keynote Address


Radhika Desai is Professor at the Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. She is the author of Geopolitical Economy: After US Hegemony, Globalization and Empire (2013)Slouching Towards Ayodhya: From Congress to Hindutva in Indian Politics (2nd rev ed, 2004) and Intellectuals and Socialism: ‘Social Democrats’ and the Labour Party (1994), a New Statesman and Society Book of the Month, and editor of Revitalizing Marxist Theory for Today’s Capitalism (2010) and Developmental and Cultural Nationalisms (2009).

She is also the author of of numerous articles in Economic and Political Weekly, New Left Review, Third World Quarterly and other journals and in edited collections on parties, political economy, culture and nationalism. She is now working on another book, The Making of the Indian Capitalist Class.

She co-edits the Future of Capitalism book series with Pluto Press with Alan Freeman.

She serves on the Editorial Boards of:
Canadian Political Science Review
Critique of Political Economy
E-Social Sciences
Pacific Affairs
Global Faultlines
Research in Political Economy
The World Review of Political Economy
International Critical Thought
Revista de Economía Crítica