Isha Ray is a Professor at the Energy and Resources Group. She has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, and a PhD in Applied Economics from Stanford University. She also serves as the Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion at the Rausser College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley.
1997 PhD, Applied Economics, Food Research Institute, Stanford University
1985 MA, Food Research Institute, Stanford University
1983 BA, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Oxford University
Research Interests / Specializations:
water & development | sanitation and development | gender | technology & society
Dr. Ray’s research interests are water and development; sanitation and development; and technology and society. Her research projects focus on access to safe and affordable water and sanitation for the rural and urban poor, and on the roles of technology in advancing (or hindering) sustainable development and social equity. She teaches courses on Social Science Research Methods, Water and Development, and Community-Driven Development. She and her students have worked with low-income communities on access to water, sanitation, energy, and information technologies in India, China, Turkey, Mexico, Tanzania and California’s Central Valley. Dr. Ray served on the Editorial Committee of the Annual Review of Environment and Resources from 2003 to 2013, is currently a reviewer for 15 peer-reviewed journals, and frequently serves as an Expert Group adviser to UN Women and UNESCO.