She was awarded the prestigious Balzan Prize (2017) for her work in gender studies
ISS Honorary Fellow, Bina Agarwal won the prize 'For challenging established premises in economics and the social sciences by using an innovative gender perspective; for enhancing the visibility and empowerment of rural women in the Global South; for opening new intellectual and political pathways in key areas of gender and development'.
About the Balzan Prize
The Balzan Prize is one of the world’s top social science prizes. It comes with an award of 750,00 swiss francs, half for research.
There are four Balzan Prizes awarded every year in the subject areas:
- Literature, Moral Sciences, and the Arts
- Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and Medicine
- Humanities, Peace and Fraternity among peoples
Bina Agarwal was awarded the prize in the 'moral sciences' category.