Prof. Shalini Randeria

Prof. Shalini Randeria (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)

Shalini Randeria is Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva. She is also a member of the scientific board of the University Priority Research Programme "Asia and Europe". She studied Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Universities of Delhi and Heidelberg and completed her PhD and habilitation at the Free University of Berlin. She was a Rhodes scholar at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies Berlin, Max Weber Professor for Sociology at the University of Munich and Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology of the Central European University Budapest. 

In 2007 she was elected President of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) and Member of the International Sociological Association (ISA) Board of the Research Committee (RC 09) on Transformation and Sociology of Development. She is a member of the steering committees and scientific advisory boards of a number of European research networks and institutions both within and outside universities.

Her research interest focus on Globalization and governance:the interplay between international institutions, subaltern states and non-state actors; Anthropology of state, development, public policy: population policy and gender, privatization of common property resources; Anthropology of law, legal pluralism, transnationalization of law, non-state institutions in the area of family law; Multiple modernities and post-coloniality; Civil society and social movements.

At MPI-MMG Shalini. Randeria will be working closely with the Department of Religious Diversity and Peter van der Veer.

Her own Homepage is http://graduateinstitute.ch/directory/_/people/randeria.