Workshop organised by Silke Schicktanz (University of Göttingen) & Tulsi Patel (Delhi University) in co-operation with the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen).
Steven Vertovec is Director of the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen and Honorary Joint Professor of Sociology and Ethnology, University of Göttingen. Previously he was Professor of Transnational Anthropology at the University of Oxford and Director of the British Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS).
Wendy Pullan teaches architecture and urbanism at the University of Cambridge. She is Principal Investigator for ‚Conflict in Cities and the Contested State, an international and multidisciplinary research project funded by the ESRC‘s Large Grants Programme. In 2006, she received the Royal Institute of British Architects‘ inaugural President‘s Award for University Led Research for work on Conflict in Cities. Dr Pullan has published widely on Mediterranean and Middle Eastern architecture and cities, especially Jerusalem, and has advised on issues to do with urban uncertainty, change and security. She is a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge.
Vyjayanthi Rao is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the New School for social Research, New York. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and was a Post-Doctoral Associate at Yale University prior to joining The New School. Her Research Interests include: Anthropology and Ethnography of South Asia; Urban Culture, Architecture and Infrastructure; Monuments and Material Culture; Displacement, Memory and Citizenship; Ethics, Aesthetics and Globalization.