Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay works at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, where she founded the gender and development team. She is a feminist activist and researcher who has worked in international development for over thirty years. A PhD in social anthropology from the University of Sussex, she has been involved in teaching, training, researching, and providing advice on gender and development to institutions in the field. Previously, she was visiting professor on gender and development at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Mukhopadhyay has several publications, many of which have been collaborative efforts to generate feminist knowledge with others working in the field of development.