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Prof Mouleshri Vyas

Professor , Mumbai campus

Centre for Community Organisation and Development Practice , School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus
Qualification

M.A. (TISS), Ph.D. (Mumbai)

Mouleshri Vyas has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Mumbai University, Master of Arts in Social Work (with Specialisation in Urban and Rural Community Development) from TISS, Mumbai, and PhD in Sociology from Mumbai University. 

Has nearly three decades of teaching, research, field action and training expertise in the areas of urban and rural community development, community organisation, informal labour, post-disaster interventions, social impact assessments and monitoring and evaluation of development projects, social accountability and social audit of government programmes, and capacity building for corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Has worked closely with grassroots organisations, government departments, corporates and trade unions.   

Associated with the International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD), a global consortium of universities.

Has visited and engaged with universities in various countries as part of teaching and research collaborations.

Member, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group

Member, Board of Studies, Faculty of Social Work, MS University, Baroda

Poverty, migration, informal labour

Urban and rural community development

Social protection, social accountability

Urban restructuring

Disasters and development

 

"Globalization and Social Exclusion: Concepts and Processes" (co-author with Robert J. Chaskin, and Jung- Hwa Ha) in Chaskin, Robert J., Bong Joo Lee and Surinder Jaswal (eds.) Social Exclusion in Cross National Perspective: Actors, Actions, and Impacts from Above and Below. New York and London: Oxford University Press. 2019.

"Urban Restructuring, Housing Policy, and Social Exclusion" (co-author with Robert J. Chaskin, Shengli Cheng, and Bong Joo Lee) in Chaskin, Robert J., Bong Joo Lee and Surinder Jaswal (eds.) Social Exclusion in Cross National Perspective: Actors, Actions, and Impacts from Above and Below. New York and London: Oxford University Press. 2019.

"Migration, Work, and Changing Social Ecosystems" (co-author with Xiang Gao, Virginia Parks, and Hyemee Kim) in Chaskin, Robert J., Bong Joo Lee and Surinder Jaswal (eds.) Social Exclusion in Cross National Perspective: Actors, Actions, and Impacts from Above and Below. New York and London: Oxford University Press. 2019.

"Democratic Engagement and Mobilization: The Role of Grassroots Movements" (co- author with Jennifer Mosley, Colleen Grogan, Yan Long, Hyoung Yong Kim, and Robert J. Chaskin) in Chaskin, Robert J., Bong Joo Lee and Surinder Jaswal (eds.) Social Exclusion in Cross National Perspective: Actors, Actions, and Impacts from Above and Below. New York and London: Oxford University Press. 2019.

"The Cutting Edge: Death and Life of Safai Karmacharis and Elderly Security Guards in Mumbai" in Migrants and the Neoliberal City. Ranabir Samaddar (Ed.). Orient BlackSwan. 2018.

“Dickensian England in 21st Century Delhi…Without Great Expectations: Informal Labour Organising in the Manufacturing Sector in Delhi” in Crossing the Divide. Edward Webster, Akua Opokua Britwum and Sharit Bhowmik (Eds.), University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2017.

"The Centre for Environment, Technology, and Resource Development" (co-author with H.Beck) in Indian Journal of Social Work. Special Issue on Field Action Projects. Vol. 78 (2). April 2017.

“Sleepless in Mumbai: Spotlight on Elderly Security Guards”. Economic and Political Weekly. Special Issue on Migrants and the City. Vol.51. Issue No. 26-27. 25 June, 2016. 

“Transacting the Community Organisation Curriculum in the Classroom as a Social Work Educator”. Social Work Journal. 6 (1), January-June 2015. Department of Social Work. Assam University, Silchar. pp.22-33. 

"Labouring Dangerously: Death and Old Age in the Informal Economy in Mumbai City" in Policies and Practices, Issue on Cities, Rural Migrants & the Urban Poor-II, no. 73, pp. 15-27, December 2015, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group. 

“Conservancy Work in Mumbai and Johannesburg: Retention at the Periphery” in Socio Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies; (Eds.) Khayaat Fakier and Ellen Ehmke; Routledge. UK, New York. 2014

“Introduction: Urban and Rural Livelihood Strategies”, Section Editor, in Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies; (Eds.) Khayaat Fakier and Ellen Ehmke; Routledge. UK, New York. 2014.

“Bio-politics and Urban Governmentality in the City of Mumbai” (co-author with Manish K. Jha and P.K. Shajahan) in Sandro Mezzadra, Julian Reid and Ranabir Samaddar (eds.) The Biopolitics of Development. Springer. India. 2013

“Surviving Urban Displacement and Resettlement through Informal Work”, Indian Journal of Social Work, July 2012, Vol. No. 73, Issue no. 3

'Transit' Labour in Mumbai City, Policies and Practices, No. 43; Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group: January 2012

“Mahila Rajsatta Andolan: Decade Diary: Compilation and Documentation of the Movement”. (with Bharati Sharma) Mahila Rajsatta Andolan, Maharashtra. 2011.

“Unionization as a Strategy in Community Organisation in the Context of Privatisation: The Case of Conservancy Workers in Mumbai”; Community Development Journal, Oxford University Press, Vol. 44, No. 3, July 2009.

Certificate Course in Social Accountability and Social Audit: For Social Audit functionaries across India. Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, 2016. Ongoing.

Institutional Options for Strengthening Social Work Education in Myanmar. Helpage International. 2018.

Urban- Rural Linkages: A Study of Two Cities in India. Supported by the International Center for Development and Decent Work. Completed. 2016-2017.

Cities, Rural Migrants and the Urban Poor – Issues of Violence and Social Justice. Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (supported by Ford Foundation) 2014-2017. 

E-content project: Social Work Education - Community Organisation. University Grants Commission and Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. 2017.

Labour and Organising in Small Scale Enterprises in the Periphery of Delhi. International Center for Development and Decent Work. 2013- 2017.

Department Research Support under Special Assistance Programme. Sponsored by University Grants Commission. 2009-2014. 

Evaluation of National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) undertaken for FNV Mondiaal. 2013. 

Mentoring of Young Professional Fellowships for Development Practice. 2013. Ongoing.

National Corporate Social Responsibility Hub, TISS. (NGO- Corporate Linkages). Department of Public Enterprises, Govt. of India. 2011- 2013.

Community Organisation (M.A. Social Work)

Urbanisation, Governance, and Informal Work (M.A. Social Work)

Programme Planning and Management (M.A. Social Work)

Research Colloquium (MPhil. Social Work)

Email: molly[at]tiss[dot]edu