Shalini Randeria

 Shalini Randeria

E-mail: randeria@iwm.at
Phone: +43-1-313-58-203

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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Fields of Research:

  • Anthropology of law: transnationalisation of law; legal pluralism; informal justice/non-state institutions in the area of family law
  • Anthropology of globalization and development
  • Anthropology of state and public policy: reproductive rights, population policy and gender, environmental justice, displacement, privatization of common property resources
  • Civil society, social movements and NGOs
  • Multiple modernities and post-coloniality
  • Regional Focus: South Asia

Selected Publications:

Border Crossings: Grenzverschiebungen und Grenzüberschreitungen in einer globalisierten Welt, Zürich: Vdf Hochschulverlag, 2016.

Zwischen Begeisterung & Unbehagen – Ein anthropologischer Blick auf den Begriff der Kultur (with Evangelos Karagiannis), in: Sybille de la Rosa, Sophia Schubert, Holger Zapf (ed.) Transkulturelle politische Theorie – Eine Einführung (Trans- und interkulturelle Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte), Wiesbaden: Springer Verlag, Pp. 63-83, 2016

Politics of the Urban Poor: Aesthetics, Ethics, Volatility, Precarity. An Introduction to Supplement 11 (with Veena Das), in: Politics of the Urban Poor, Current Anthropology, Special Issue (commisioned volume), Vol. 56, No. 11, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, Pp. 3-14, 2015

Social Sciences and Public Debates: The Case of India (with Veena Das), in: Socio, Dossier: Inventer les sciences sociales postoccidentales (expanded version of Das and Randeria, 2014) No. 5, Pp. 81-98, 2015

Anthropology, Now and Next: Diversity, Connections, Confrontations, Reflexivity (co-edited with Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Christina Garsten), New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015.

Jenseits des Eurozentrismus: Postkoloniale Perspektiven in den Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften (gemeinsam herausgegeben mit Sebastian Conrad und Regina Römhild), Frankfurt/Main: Campus Verlag, 2014 (2. erweiterte Edition).

Critical Mobilities (co-edited with Ola Soderstrom, Didier Ruedin, Gianni D’Amato and Francesco Panese), Abingdon: Routledge, 2013.

Vom Imperialismus zum Empire: Nicht-westliche Perspektiven auf Globalisierung (gemeinsam herausgegeben mit Andreas Eckert), Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2009.

Konfigurationen der Moderne: Diskurse zu Indien (gemeinsam herausgegeben mit Martin Fuchs und Antje Linkenbach), Soziale Welt Sonderband, 15, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2004.

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Former IWM Rectors:

2013-2014
Cornelia Klinger, Acting Rector
Michael J. Sandel, Acting Rector

1982-2013
Krzysztof Michalski, Founding Rector

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