Kathleen O'Reilly

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Ph.D. candidate


University of Iowa



Mailing Address

University of Iowa
Department of Geography
316 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242 USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

Phone: 319-335-0151
fax: 319-335-2729

Countries of Specialization


Research Interests

Northern Rajasthan; Churu, Jhunjhunu, Hanumangarh districts.

Development, gender, critical social theory, human/environment interaction, water resources.

A geographer who conducts ethnographic research in the area of critical development studies. I am interested in the purpose, operations, and processes of development discourse construction, and the power dynamics involved in these processes. I am particularly interested in the effects of these processes on women's lives and spaces. Currently I am studying NGOs as sites (within a wider development aid regime) where meanings of development and modernity are created and negotiated.


None on file.


Northern Rajasthan ; development ; gender ; NGOs.