Tanya Jakimow is Associate Professor and ARC Research Fellow at the College of Asia Pacific, The Australian National University. The central focus of her work is the micro-politics of local level development, and understanding how power operates in all its forms. Her research spans the disciplines of development studies, anthropology and Asian studies, on topics such as NGOs and civil society, agrarian livelihoods, community development, women in politics, and personhood. She is author of Decentring Development: Understanding Change in Agrarian Societies (2015, Palgrave MacMillan, Anthropology, Change and Development series) and Peddlers of Information: Indian NGOs in the Information Age (2012, Kumarian Press). Tanya Jakimow currently holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship examining women's political labour in India and Indonesia. She has also been a recipient of an ARC Discovery Early Career Fellowship.