Rekha Raj is a Dalit and feminist thinker, social activist and writer. She is one of the pioneers of Dalit feminism in Kerala who started writing on caste and gender issues. She has delivered lectures in institutions like Christ University, University of Hyderabad, Tata Institute of Social Sciences etc., on development, gender, human rights, and Dalit issues. She has worked as a consultant of many organizations in India. Raj has written a book titled Dalit Sthree Idapedalukal in 2015, which was translated into Tamil in 2017. She was a guest editor of the Sanghaditha magazine special issue on Dalit Women in 2013. She has written many articles both in academic and other magazines including Economic and Political Weekly, Mathrubhumi, Samakalika Malayalam Vaarika, Madhyamam Weekly and many other current periodicals in India. She also writes short stories and screenplays. Her areas of academic interest are extended to gender, development, ethnic, cultural, dalit and subaltern studies.