dr. (Rachel) R. Kurian

dr. (Rachel) R. Kurian

Senior Lecturer International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Academic Staff Unit
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
3.38
Telephone
+31 70 4260567
Email
kurian@iss.nl

Latest academic publication

R. Kurian & E. Charkiewicz (2017). Violence in transition: Reforms and rights in the Western Balkans. Global Campus Human Rights Journal, 1, 119-139. doi: http://dx.doi.org/20.500.11825/61

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Rachel Kurian is Senior Lecturer in International Labour Economics at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague.

She has degrees in Mathematics and Economics, and has studied at the University of Madras (India), Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), University of Delhi (India), University of Cambridge (UK) and University of Amsterdam where she completed her PhD in 1989.

Dr. Kurian's interests lie in the arena of migration, human rights, poverty, gender, trade unions, and labour (including child labour) in the context of economic restructuring - a focus which is reflected in her publications and current curriculum.

Her wide-ranging interest and expertise is corroborated by extensive field experience in Asia (Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and South Korea), Latin America (Colombia, Peru, Chile and Ecuador), the Caribbean (Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados) and Africa (Mauritius, Tanzania).

      • K. Jayawardena & R. Kurian (2015). Class, Patriarchy and Ethnicity on Sri Lankan Plantations: Two Centuries of Power and Protest (Critical Thinking in South Asian History). New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan
      • R. Kurian & E. Charkiewicz (2017). Violence in transition: Reforms and rights in the Western Balkans. Global Campus Human Rights Journal, 1, 119-139. doi: http://dx.doi.org/20.500.11825/61
      • R. Kurian (2012). Models of Elderly Care in Japan and The Netherlands: Social Quality Perspectives. International Journal of Social Quality, 2 (1), 74-88. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/IJSQ.2012.020106
      • R. Kurian (2002). Minder Onderwijs Minder Kinderarbeid (87E Jaargang, 31 Mei 2002). Economisch-Statistische Berichten, 428-429.
      • R. Kurian (2002). Dubbele Standaard: Globalisering Zonder Democratie (Jaargang 15, Najaar 2002). De Helling, 39-41.
      • R. Kurian (1999). Caste Hierarchy and Female Labour. Pravada, 6 (5), 23-26.
      • L. Hanmer, N. de Jong, R. Kurian & J.E. Mooij (1999). Are the DAC Targets Achievable? Poverty and Human Development in the Year 2015. Journal of International Development, 11, 547-563.
      • R. Kurian (1991). Options for the Plantation Sector in the 1990s. The Thatched Patio, 4, 10.
      • R. Kurian & K. Jayawardena (2016). Plantation Patriarchy and Structural Violence: Women Workers in Sri Lanka. In L. Roopnarine, R. Mahase & M.S. Hassankhan (Eds.), Social and Cultural Dimensions of Indian Indentured Labour and its Diaspora: Past and Present (pp. 25-50). New Delhi: Manohar
      • K. Jayawardena & R. Kurian (2015). State, Citizenship and Democratic Deficits: Multiple Patriarchies and Women Workers on Sri Lankan Plantations. In J Uyangoda (Ed.), Local Government and Local Democracy in Sri Lanka: Institutional and Social Dimensions (pp. 244-284). Colombo: Social Scientists' Association
      • R. Kurian, E. Charkiewicz, K. Bejtic, M. Icoski, A. Savevska & T. Jungwirth (2015). Violent Transitions: Economic Restructuring, the Financial Crisis and Human Insecurity in the Western Balkans. In The Global Classroom: The Impact of Economic Crisis and Foreign Debt on Human Rights (pp. 1-32). Venice: European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)[go to publisher's site]
      • R. Kurian (2013). The Politics and Discourse of Flexicurity in the Age of Globalisation. In S. Sen & A. Chakrabarti (Eds.), Development on Trial: Shrinking Space for the Periphery (pp. 283-308). Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan
      • R. Kurian (2010). Flexicurity and Gender Mainstreaming: Deliberative Processes, Knowledge Networks and the European Labour Market. In B. Young & C. Scherrer (Eds.), Gender Knowledge and Knowledge Networks in International Political Economy (Feminist and critical political economy, 3) (pp. 75-93). Baden-Baden: Nomos
      • R. Kurian (2006). The Globalisation of Domestic Care Services. In T.-D. Truong, S. Wieringa & A. Chhachhi (Eds.), Engendering Human Security: Feminist Perspectives (pp. 147-168). London and New Delhi: Zed Press and Women Unlimited
      • R. Kurian (2003). Labor, Race and Gender on the Coffee Plantations in Ceylon, 1834-1880. In The global coffee economy in Africa, Asia and Latin America, 1500-1989 (pp. 173-190). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
      • R. Kurian (2002). India: To Act and Learn. In (pp. 41-55) Oslo: Fafo
      • R. Kurian (1999). Labour Markets in Developing Countries are Quite Different from Those in Developed Countries. In (pp. 23-30) New York: UNDP
      • R. Kurian (1999). Women's Work in Changing Labour Markets: The Case of Thailand in the 1980s. In (pp. 174-195) London: MacMillan, St. Martin's Press
      • R. Kurian (1998). Tamil Women on Sri Lankan Plantations: Labour Control and Patriarchy. In (pp. 67-87) Oxford: Berg Publishers
      • R. Kurian (1997). Tamil Women on Sri Lankan Plantations: Labour Control and Patriarchy. In (pp. 67-87) Oxford: Berg Publishers
      • R. Kurian (1996). Las Mujeres y El Crecimiento Economico Sostenible. In (pp. 198-228) San Jose: UNAH POSCAE/Centro de Estudios de La Mujer
      • R. Kurian (1990). la main d'oeuvre des plantations de Sri Lanka: l'histoire de sa lutte pour les droits politique. In Paris: Centre d'Etudes de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud
      • R. Kurian (1988). Tamil Women on Sri Lankan Plantations: Ethnicity, Patriarchy and Labour Control. In
      • R. Kurian & K. Jayawardena (2014). Persistent Patriarchy: Women Workers on Sri Lankan Plantations. (Preprints, SSA Pamphlet Series 2014, no 3). Colombo: Social Scientists' Association
      • R. Kurian (2014). Women Entrepreneurs from Minority Groups: Best Practices amongst Women from Suriname in The Hague. (Preprints, MSM Working Papers, no 2014/13). Maastricht, Netherlands: Maastricht School of Management (MSM)
      • R. Kurian (2008). Building Bridges in Neighbourhoods :Connecting Communities, Celebrating Diversity and Promoting Civic Citizenship at local levels (Study done for The Hague Municipality). The Hague: ISS
      • A.S. Bedi & R. Kurian (2007). Elimination of Child Labour Projects in Asia: An Evaluation (Consultancy Report for FNV). The Hague: ISS
      • A.S. Bedi & R. Kurian (2004). Poverty, Gender and Social Exclusion in Mauritius (Consultancy Report for the African Development Bank). The Hague: ISS
      • R. Kurian (2003). Women Workers in a Global Economy: Trends and Issues. (ISS Working Papers, General Series, no 384). The Hague: ISS
      • R. Kurian (2000). World Employment: A Gender Perspective Thematic Report of Industrialised Countries. Stockholm: Sida
      • R. Kurian (2000). Policy Evaluation of the VMP: FNV Policy on Trade Union Rights in Asia (Desk Study) (Evaluation Report Submitted to FNV, May 2000). The Hague: ISS
      • R. Kurian (2000). Policy Evaluation of the VMP: FNV Policy on Trade Union Rights in Asia (Field Study) (Evaluation Report Submitted to FNV, May 2000). The Hague: ISS
      • R. Kurian (2000). Policy Evaluation of the VMP: Child Labour Policy of the FNV (Evaluation Report Submitted to FNV, September 2000). The Hague: ISS
      • R. Kurian (2000). Policy Evaluation of the VMP: FNV Policy on Trade Union Rights in Asia (Final report) (Evaluation Report Submitted to FNV, May 2000). The Hague: ISS
      • R. Kurian, T. Fashoyin, M.T. Liwa & A. Mlimuka (1999). MWEMA II Women Workers in the Sugar Sector in Tanzania. Mid Term Review. The Hague: ISS
      • R. Pearson & R. Kurian (1998). Gendered Critique of ILO World Employment Report. Stockholm: Sida
      • R. Kurian (1998). Consequences of the European Monetary Union for Women. :
      • R. Kurian (1998). The EMU and Women's Work. :
      • R. Kurian & T. Truong (1997). Gender and Enterprise Management. :
      • R. Kurian (1997). Trade Liberalization and Sustainable Employment: The Case of Women Workers in Thailand. Washington DC: International Centre for Research on Women
      • R. Kurian (1997). Consequences for the European Union for Women. :
      • L. Hanmer, N. de, R. Kurian & J.E. Mooij (1997). Poverty and Human Development: What Does the Future Hold? (ISS Working Papers, General Series, no 259). The Hague: ISS
      • L. Hanmer, N. de Jong, R. Kurian & J.E. Mooij (1996). Social Development: Past Trends and Future Scenarios (Consultancy Report for SIDA). The Hague: ISSAS
      • R. Kurian (1996). Women, Employment and Poverty Alleviation: The Impacts of Economic Reform in Developing Countries. The Hague: ISS
      • R. Kurian (1992). Trade Union Co-financing Programme 1985-89: Evaluation Report on Malaysia. :
      • R. Kurian (1991). Modern Management Practices and Labour Responses; Indian Industries in the 1990's. Moscow: Institut du mouvement ouvrier international
      • R. Kurian (1990). Agrarian Relations in South Asia, Research Report. Helsinki: WIDER, UN University
      • R. Kurian (1990). The Plantation Labour Regime Under Colonialism: The Case Study of South India. Amsterdam: Centre for Asian Studies
      • R. Kurian (1990). Productivity and Profitability in the Plantation Sector. Colombo: International Centre for Ethnic Studies
      • R. Kurian (1989). Class and Ethnic Consciousness in the Plantations. Colombo: International Centre for Ethnic Studies
      • R. Kurian (1989). The Fine-tuning of Plantation Labour (1922 - 1939). Paris: Centre d'Etudes de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud
      • R. Kurian (1986). "Class, Caste and Labour Control on the Sri Lankan Plantations". :
      • R. Kurian (1986). "Migration Patterns , Management Methods and the Development of the Plantation Workforce 1920- 1939". :
      • R. Kurian (1982). "Government Policy, Plantations and Plantation Labour 1977-83". :
      • R. Kurian (1982). "Plantation Production, Crisis and the Contemporary State: an analysis of the sugar industry in Trinidad and Barbados". :
      • R. Kurian (1982). "The Position of Women Workers in Sri Lankan Plantations: an issues paper". :
      • R. Kurian (1981). "Integration into Capitalism: the anthropological roots of labour control on Sri Lankan plantations". :
      • R. Kurian (1980). The Position of Women Workers in the Plantation Sector Sector of Sri Lanka. :
      • R. Kurian, A. Leusink, P. van Lieshout, M. van Noorloos & D. Zarkov (2016). Collapsing Prospects: Palestinians in Area C, West Bank: a report of the Dutch multidisciplinary team on the situation of the Palestinian population in area C under the Israeli military regime. (Extern rapport). Amsterdam: Gate 48 and Palestine Link
      • S. Kumar, R. Kurian & A. Namala (2012). Quest for Equity: Urban Dalit Women Employees and Entrepreneurs. (Extern rapport). The Hague; New Delhi: Justitia et Pax; Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion (CSEI); International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
      • R. Kurian & C. Kotte (2012). Gender, Entrepreneurship and Minority Groups Surinamese Women in the Netherlands. (Extern rapport). The Hague: Municipality The Hague and International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam
      • S. Kumar, R. Kurian & A. Namala (2010). Quest for Equity: Urban Dalit Women Employees and Entrepreneurs. (Extern rapport, Dalit research programme - women series, no 2). The Hague: Justicia et Pax
      • R. Kurian. State, Capital and Labour in the Plantation Industry in Sri Lanka 1934- 1984. Prom./coprom.: .
      • R. Kurian (2007). Vulnerabilities of International Women Migrants in the Health Sector: A Value Chain Approach ( Paper presented at the Conference "Crossing Borders", University of Iowa, 5-7 April 2007).
      • R. Kurian (2007). Gendered Knowledge and Networks in deliberative processes and regimes: The absence of gender in the discourse on Flexicurity (Paper presented at the Garnet Conference on Gender Knowledge and Knowledge Networks in International Political Economy, 19-21 July 2007).
      • R. Kurian (2007). Expanding human security or managing migration: Deliberations on International Rights in the context of economic globalization (Paper presented at the Conference International Migration, Multi-Local Livelihoods and Human Security, The Hague, August 2007).
      • R. Kurian (2007). Managing" the Rights and Citizenship of Migrant Workers: Controls and Contestation in Policy and Practice (Paper presented at the Conference, Transnational Migration, Multi-local Livelihoods and Human Security, ISS, 1-2 September 2007).
      • R. Kurian (2006). Labour Vulnerabilities and the Rights of International Women Migrants in the Health Sector: A Value Chain Approach (Paper presented at the International Research Conference e Impact of Global Production Systems on Trade Union Strategies' 10-11 May 2006, ISS, The Hague).
      • R. Kurian (2006). The Politics of Flexibility in the Age of Globalisation (Paper presented at the international conference on 'Development in Open Economies: Industry and Labour' organised by the Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India).
      • R. Kurian (2002). Women Workers in a Global Economy: Trends and Issues (Paper presented at the Conference on Women's Rights as Workers Rights organized by American Centre for International Labour Solidarity and The AFL-CIO, Bellagio, Italy, 13-16 May 2002).
      • R. Kurian (1984). "Plantation Politics" in Race and Class.
      • R. Kurian (1984). The Exploitation of Women on the Plantations: Tamil Women Workers on Tea Plantations.
      • R. Kurian (1984). "The Sri Lankan State and the Ethnic Crisis".
      • R. Kurian (1984). "Dharmistha - A Righteous Society.
      • R. Kurian (1982). The Organisation of Small- Scale Dairy Producers in Sri Lanka.
      • R. Kurian (1982). "The Formation of Independent Local Level Dairy Producers' Societies within a Union Structure".
      • R. Kurian (1982). "Blueprint for a National Dairy Development Board".
      • R. Kurian & C.M. Cooper (2010). Neighbourhoods as Sanctuaries: Connecting Communities through Deliberative Politics, Civic Citizenship and an Ethics of Care. Paper presented at the 15th International Metropolis Conference, "Justice and Migration: Paradoxes of Belonging": The Hague (2010, oktober 4 - 2010, oktober 8).
      • R. Kurian & D. Singh (2010). Social Exclusion and Human Security in Rural India: Ambedkar Villages as Spaces of Contestation for Dalits. Paper presented at International Seminar on Understanding Social Exclusion: South Asian Context: New Delhi (2010, maart 3 - 2010, maart 4).
      • R. Kurian & K. Jayawardena (2013). Plantation Patriarchy and Structural Violence: Women Workers in Sri Lanka. Conference on Bonded Labour, Migration, Diaspora and Identity Formation in Historical and Contemporary Context: Paramaribo, Suriname (2013, juni 6 - 2013, juni 10).
  • Senior Lecturer

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
    Department
    Academic Staff Unit
    Telephone
    +31 70 4260567

Address

Visiting address

Kortenaerkade 12 2518 AX 's-Gravenhage

Postal address

Postbus 29776 2502 LT 's-Gravenhage