John Harriss John Harriss is currently serving as Professor of International Studies at the Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.  Harriss was previously Director of the Development Studies Institute (now
Department for International Development) at the London School of Economics, and before that Dean of the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia. A Cambridge graduate, he
is a social anthropologist who has specialized in studies of India’s politics and society. Currently, he is researching business and politics in Tamil Nadu, and new directions in social policy in India (in connection with an UNRISD research program on this theme).
st He is also writing the book Peasants Becoming Citizens: Indian Rural Society in the 21 Century.