Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria is the Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna and Research Director and Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva.

Furthermore, she is a Visiting Professor at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB) and the FU, Berlin. She has been a Member of the Senate of the German Research Council (DFG), President of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies, Berlin. Before joining the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Shalini Randeria was Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Zurich, as well as Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology of the Central European University Budapest. She has held Visiting Professorships at Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich (as Max Weber Professor for Sociology), at the University of Vienna (Peter Ustinov Professorship) and at EHESS, Paris. She has served on the Advisory Board of the Wenner-Gren Foundation, New York and on the Editorial Board of Annual Review of Anthropology. Currently, she is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Ethnologist (since 2015) and serves on the Board of Trustees of the CEU, the Academic Advisory Board of the Wien Museum as well as the Advisory Board of the Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalization, law, the state and social movements. Her empirical research on India addresses issues of post-coloniality and multiple modernities.



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