Vrinda is a Human Geographer with research interests at the intersection of postcolonial development, informal and alternative economies, and issues of marginalisation and exclusion. Her work focuses on the social economy in postcolonial India and South Africa. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Cape Town and her MPhil at the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral research was an ethnography exploring the complexities of enterprise formation in the informal economy of India and South Africa. Previously, Vrinda worked on action research, policy analysis, and knowledge-building on sustainable development and dignified livelihoods for women and youth in rural and semi-urban India. Through writing and teaching, she aims to contribute to informed boundary crossings between categories conventionally constituted as binaries, particularly theory/practice, economic/social, and local/global. Her writings have appeared in The Sociological Review Magazine, ILO’s Decent Jobs4Youth, Africa@LSE, and LiveWire among others.