Surbhi Kesar is a lecturer in the Department of Economics at the SOAS University of London. She received her PhD in Economics from South Asian University, New Delhi and has been a Fulbright Fellow at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research interests are broadly in the fields of political economy and economic development, particularly focusing on issues of informality and exclusion, processes of structural transformation and capitalist transition, issues of identity and exclusion, and approaches towards decolonising the economics discipline.
She is a visiting faculty at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. She is a Steering Group member for the Diversifying and Decolonising Economics initiative and a co-project lead for curating Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) education platform. She is also an editorial board member of the Review of Political Economy journal.