Sony Pellissery is Professor and Director at the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP). He is a public policy specialist with special interest in distributive justice. After his doctoral studies from Oxford University, he was serving as Associate Professor at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat. His works have been published in Economic and Political Weekly, Journal of Social Policy, Gender and Development, Socius, International Journal of Social Welfare, Journal of Human Development, International Journal of Rural Management, International Social Security Review, Global Crime and Indian Anthropologist. Edited works include Shame of It: Global Perspectives on Anti-Poverty Policies (Policy Press, 2013), Land Policies in India (Springer 2017), Transformative Law and Public Policy (Routledge 2019), Theorising Urban Development from the Global South (Palgrave MacMillan 2021), and Caste Matters in Public Policy (Routledge 2022).
He has won India Social Science Research award (2009) and Ram Reddy Memorial Award for Social Science (2015). He serves on the editorial boards of International Journal of Social Quality, Social Policy and Society, and Town Planning Review.