Professor, B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi
Asmita Kabra is an economist and a Professor at the School of Human Ecology, B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi. Her areas of interest and work includes various aspects of development economics, focusing on land acquisition and displacement, conservation-induced displacement, rural livelihoods, poverty and vulnerable social groups. Her research draws on perspectives of political economy and economic history of these issues.
She also combines her research with hands-on development projects at the grassroots level. She is one of the Founder Trustees of Samrakshan Trust, an NGO working for socially just conservation in various states of India, and the Founder Member and President of Adharshila, an organization working for meaningful education of underprivileged rural children in Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh. She has also been a member of a number of committees and associations related to community rights, equity and livelihood issues.