Katharine N. Rankin is Associate Professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. Her broad research interests include gender and development, comparative market regulation, financial restructuring, planning history and theory, South Asia (Nepal). She is currently conducting comparative research on the gender politics of development institutions in Nepal and Vietnam. She is currently undertaking research in the areas of commercial gentrification, neighborhood-based economic development, and post-conflict transition/Nepal. She is the author of The Cultural Politics of Markets: Economic Liberalization and Social Change in Nepal (2004, Pluto Press and University of Toronto Press), as well as journal articles in Economy and Society, International Planning Studies, Journal of Feminist Economics, Gender, Place and Culture, and Progress in Human Geography.