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Channamma Kambara

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Assistant Professor, Centre for Research in Urban Affairs (CRUA)

Area of Specialisation
  • Informal Economy,

  • Gender Studies

  • Development Studies

Academic Qualification
  • Ph.D. "Women in Subsistence Economy: A Case-Study of Vegetable Vendors", (2011), Kannada University, Hampi

Selected Publications

Books

  • “Women’s Empowerment: A Strategy for Development” (2014) Ed. Binay Kumar Pattnaik, R Mutharayappa, K.C.Channamma, Bookwell, New Delhi.

  • Kuvempu Bimbisida Aarthika Nelegalu (2010), (Reflection on Economic Conditions in Kuvempu’s Literature) Kannada University, Hampi

Articles

  1.  Kambara, Channamma and R Mutharayappa. 2018. "Female Stree Vendors in Bangalore City", Policy Brief -15, ISEC.

  2. "Earnings and Investment Differentials between Migrants and Natives: A Study of Street Vendors in Bengaluru City" (with Indrajit Bairagya), Working Paper 393. ISEC, Bengaluru.

  3. Kambara, Channamma, R Mutharayappa, I Maruthi (2017). "Does Women's Empowerment Influence Their Reproductive Health Behaviour?”, IER Journal of Health and Demography 2(2), 12-29.

  4. "FDI in retail: plight of women vegetable vendors" (2016), in The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 58(4), 677-693.

  5. Cracking Glass Ceiling in the Boardrooms of Indian Companies (2014) in “Women’s Empowerment: A Strategy for Development”, Ed. Binay Kumar Pattnaik, R Mutharayappa, K.C.Channamma, Bookwell, New Delhi.

  6. “State Attitude Towards Women in Informal Economy” (2013) in “Challenges of Livelihood and Inclusive Rural Development in the Era of Globalization” (Ed. Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay and Sudipta Bhattacharya. New Delhi Publishers, New Delhi. ISBN 978-93-81274-25-5.

  7. “Ethical Considerations in Economics” (2013) in Contemporary Issues in ethics, Governance and International Financial Reporting Standards (Ed. Dr. B.Yashovarma and Dr.P.N.Udayachandra), United Publishers, Mangalore.

  8. “Mahila Dudimeya Swaroopa Ondu Charche”, (Notes on Nature of Women’s Work) Dept. of History, Kannada University, Hampi, Bi-Annual, Vol.V, No.2, 2010.

  9. “Siddhantagalu mattu Vaastavadalli Mahila Dudime”, (Women’s Work in Theory and Practice) Centre of Women Studies, Kannada University, Hampi, Bi-Annual, Vol.XII, No.1, 2010.

  10. Abhivridhdhi: Hennu Bhroonahatye, Kelavu Tippanigalu (Some Notes on Development and Female Foeticide) in Teacher, No. 9 and 10, 2009.

Working Papers

  • Mahila Dudime: Ekaroopateya Prashne (2010), (Question of Homogeneity in Women’s Work) Kannada University, Hampi, ISBN 978-93-80994-78-9

Recent presentation of papers for international/national/state level conferences and workshops
  1. "Street Vendors’ Act, 2014 and Urban Space" in In Otto Königsberger’s footsteps – encouraging collaboration between cities and universities” organised by University College of London (UCL) held at National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), IISc Campus, Bengaluru on 8.5.2018.

  2. "Empowerment without Sexual Autonomy: Study of Women in Karnataka" in XV National Conference of the IAWS on 'Women in a Changing World: Restructured Inequalities, Countercurrents, and Sites of Resistance' held at the University of Madras in Chennai from 22nd to 25th January, 2017.

  3. "Demonetisation in Urban Informal Sector: With Reference to Female Street Vendors in Bengaluru City" 59th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) held on December 16--18, 2017 at Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT), Chavadimukku, Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram

  4. "Demonetisation and Female Street Vendors in Bengaluru City" (with Dr Indrajit Bairagya) in Regional Seminar “Through the Prism of Labour: Gender & Distress Migration in Contemporary India” organized by Labour and Migration and Women's Unit at Indian Social Institute (ISI), Benson Town, Bengaluru on 19-20 July, 2017

  5. "Need for Gender Perspective in Research on Agriculture in India" with Lekha Subaiya, at a State-Level Workshop on Enhancing Farmers Income And Welfare, on 23 April, 2017, organized by Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), and Karnataka Agricultural Price Commission at ISEC, Bengaluru.

  6. "Does Empowerment affect Sexual Autonomy" at 15th National Conference on Women Studies, Women in a Changing World: Restructured Inequalities, Countercurrents and Sites of Resistance on 22-25 January, 2017 organised by IAWS at University of Madras, Chennai.

  7. "The Challenges of Sanitation among the Urban Poor" coauthored with Dr S Manasi and Latha N at a Workshop on Cities, Corporates and Communities: Social Responsibility for Sustainable Cities, organized by British Academy, University of Bradford, Department of Management Studies, IISc, Bengaluru and IIT-Madras on 24-25 November 2016 in IISc, Bengaluru.

  8. Female Labour force Participation: Driving and Dwindling factors in India and China at the International Conference themed “India , China and the New World Order: Economic, Social , Political and Cultural Dimensions" organised by Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru and Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), China. On 21-22 November, 2016 at ISEC, Bengaluru.

  9. "Urban Informal Sector: A Study of Street Vendors in Bangalore City" co-authored with R.Mutharayappa, Indrajit Bairagya, at a National Conference Dynamics of Service Sector in India: A Roadmap Towards Growth and Development organized by Department of Economics, Bangalore University, Bangalore on 13-14th May 2016.

  10. "Gendered Isolation in Informal Sector" at National Conference organized by Bharat Informal Workers Initiative (BHIWI), New Delhi, on 24th October 2015.

  11. "Plight of Migrants in Urban Informal Sector: A Study in Bengaluru City" co-authored with R.Mutharayappa at National Seminar on Women in Informal Sector: Issues and Challenges organized by Centre for Women and Gender Studies, ISEC Bangalore in association with ICSSR, New Delhi on 5-6th October, 2015.

  12. “Urban Informality and Access to Capital: A Study of Street Vendors in Bangalore” at International Seminar "Self Help Initiatives, Micro Finance and Sustainable Development" organized by the University of Mysore - Third Sector Research Resource Center and SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore, on February 2-3, 2015.

  13. Urban Informality and Access to Capital: A Study of Street Vendors in Bangalore at International Seminar "Self Help Initiatives, Micro Finance and Sustainable Development" organized by the University of Mysore - Third Sector Research Resource Center and SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore, on February 2-3, 2015.

  14. FDI and Plight of Women Vegetable Vendors at 56th Annual Conference of Indian Society for Labour Economics, held at BIT Mesra, Ranchi on December 18-20, 2014

  15. “Cracking Glass Ceiling in the Boardrooms of Indian Companies” at the National Seminar on Women Empowerment-A Strategy for Development, organized by Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS), ISEC in collaboration with ICSSR, organized on 13th & 14th October 2014.

  16. “Globalisation and Women Vendors” at 8th Sociology Conference organized by Karnataka State Open University, Mysore and Karnataka Sociology Association on March 30, 31 and April 1, 2009

  17. “Mahileya Dudime: Ekroopateya Prashne” (Woman’s Work and the Question of Homogeneity) at 9th Sociology Conference organized by Distance Education Centre, Kannada University, Hampi and Karnataka Sociology Association on July 3-5, 2010

  18. “Informal Economy and Inclusive Growth” at the International Seminar (Globalization, Higher Education and Disability) organized by Bangalore University and CBM on Feb 3-5, 2011

  19. “Relevance of Marxism” at one day National Level Seminar conducted by Department of Humanities, KLE Society’s S.Nijalingappa College, Bangalore held on Sept 17, 2011.

  20. “Ethical Considerations in Economics” at International Seminar conducted by Dept. of Commerce, SDM College, Ujire held on Feb 22-25, 2012

  21. “Challenges of Teaching Economics” at the IX State Level Conference organized by Karnataka Economics Association and Davanagere University, Davanagere on 27-28, April, 2012

  22. “State Attitude Towards Women in Informal Economy” at National Seminar on “Challenges of Livelihood and Inclusive Rural Development in the Era of Globalization” Organized by A.K.Dasgupta Centre for Planning and Development Department of Economics & Politics, Visva-Bharati on 23rd November, 2012.

Invited Lectures and Others:
  1. "Digital India: Economic Impacts" in One Day Workshop on Digital India, organized by Government First Grade College, Kengeri on 10.5.2018 2.

  2. "Labour Absorption in Urban Sector"  on One Day Workshop organized by PG Studies of Economics, GFGC, Malur, Kolar District on 19.4.2018 3.

  3. "Situation of the Elderly in India: With Special Reference to Women" in Bangalore Senior Citizen’s Association, Indiranagar, Bangalore, 9th April, 2016.

Workshops and Seminars Participated
  1. Workshop on Microeconometric Techniques and Survey Data held at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amritapuri Campus), Clappana P.O., Kollam organized by Amrita Center for Economics and Governance (ACEG), The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) and RMIT University, School of Economics and Finance, Australia between June 19-21, 2018.

  2. Potential Areas of Research in Urban Studies as a Member of Panel Discussion on Potential Areas of Research in Vijaya Teachers College, Jayanagara, Bengaluru on 9.2.2018.

  3. Attended Symposium Gender, ICT and Education, organised by Learning Links, Bangalore on 17-10-2014.

  4. Sarva Shikshana Abhiyanada Hinneleyalli Shaala Aadalita mattu Melustuvaariyalli VEC/SDMC/Sthaliya Samsthegala Paatra   (Role of VEC/SDMC/Local Institutions in the School Administration and Management with the background of Sarva Shikshana Abhiyana) State Level Workshop organized by Centre for Child and Law, NLS, Bangalore on 22 Aug, 2009

  5. Karnatakadalli Manava Abhivridhdhi (Human Development in Karnataka), a two days State Level workshop organized by Dept. of Development Studies, Kannada University on January 23 & 24, 2009

  6. Philosophy of Social Science and Humanities, a three weeks National level workshop organized by National Institute for Advanced Studies, Bangalore between June 8-26, 2009

  7. Samaja Samshodana Kammata , State Level Workshop on Social Research organized by Dept. of Development Studies and Sharada College, Basrur on Dec 24-26, 2008

  8. Tribal Society in the way of Transition, a National Seminar organized by Dept. of  Anthropology, Kannada University, Hampi   and Association of Anthropolgy, Mysore on Nov 14-15, 2008

  9. Manava Abhivridhdhiya Linga Sambandhi      Nelegalu (Gender Dimension of Human Development), a two days State Level workshop organized by Dept. of Development Studies, Kannada University and Govt. First Grade College, Hassan on Nov 7-8, 2008

  10. Kuvempu Jeeva Vaividhya Nisargotsava        State Level workshop organized by Karnataka Bio-Diversity Centre, Rashtrakavi Kuvempu Trust and Forest Dept, Shivamogga on Dec 29-31, 2006

  11. Mahile mattu Samskriti (Women and Culture) a five day State Level workshop organized by Dept of Kannada and Culture and Kannada Book Authority on Dec 13-17, 2006

  12. Mahile mattu Samskriti (Women and Culture) a five day State Level Workshop organized by Dept of Kannada and Culture and Kannada Book Authority on Dec 13-17, 2006

  13. Vignana Samvahana, a National Level workshop on Communication of Science organized by Central Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi and  Kannada University on May 6-12, 2006

  14. Global HR Practices, Seminar organized by PES Educational Institution, 2005

Ongoing Projects:
  • Project Director: Enabling Environment for Women Employees: A Study of Selected Sectors in Bengaluru, Granting Agency – ISEC, Bengaluru

  • Co-Project Director for “Preparing Road Map to Enhancing Farmers Income and Welfare in Karnataka”. Granting Agency- Karnataka Agricultural Price Commission, Bengaluru

Completed Projects:
  • Co-Project Director for “A Study on Female Street Vendors in Bangalore City ” sponsored by ISEC

  • Co-Project Director for “Gender and Life Vulnerability: Study of Women Health from Gender Perspective” sponsored by ICSSR

Seminar/Workshop Programmes Coordinated
  • Coordinator for ISCE-NCI International Post Graduate Course on “Approaching the Environment in India-Issues and Methods in the Study of the Nature-Economy- Society Interface” (2nd to 27th July 2018)

  • Co-Coordinator for India-China Conference - 2018 Economic Growth in India and China: Social and Economic Impacts Jointly organised by Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) and Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) on 26-27 September 2018 at ISEC, Bengaluru

  • Two Days Training Programme for KAS Probationary Officers from Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of Karnataka, on 5.2.2018 and 6.2.2018.

  • Co-coordinator for the National Seminar on Women in Informal Sector: Issues and Challenges, organized by Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS), ISEC in collaboration with ICSSR, held on Oct 5-6, 2015, ISEC along with Prof. R Mutharayappa as the main Programme Coordinator.

  • Co-Programme Coordinator for Two Weeks Capacity Building Programme for Social Science Faculty (Women) held from 1-14 August 2015, organized by Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS), ISEC in collaboration with ICSSR

  • Co-coordinator for the National Seminar on Women Empowerment-A Strategy for Development, organized by Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS), ISEC in collaboration with ICSSR, organized on 13th & 14th October 2014.

Talk/Interview/Participation in Television Programmes
  • Panel Discussion about Child Abuse in ETV News Kannada on 29th October, 2014.
Professional Recognitions, Awards, Fellowships Received
  • Best Paper for the paper “Mahila Dudime: Ekaroopateya Prashne” presented in 9th Conference of Karnataka Sociology Association (2010)

Professional Membership

  • Indian Society of Labour Economics

  • Indian Association of Women Studies

  • Karnataka Economics

Assistant Professor
Centre for Research in Urban Affairs (CRUA)
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. Bangalore 560072, India.
Tel: Office: 080-23215468, , 23215519, Fax: 080-23217008
Email: chanamma@isec.ac.in

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