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Within the framework of the Munk School’s Distinguished Lecture Series 2019 she will give a public talk titled, “Population Panics, Ethno-Nationalism, and the Anti-Feminist Backlash” in May 2019.
Shalini Randeria is Rector at the IWM, Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, as well as the Director of the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the IHEID. Furthermore, she is a Visiting Professor at the Berlin Social Science Research Center and at the Free University of Berlin. She is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of the American Ethnologist, of Public Anthropologist and of The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the journal Comparative Migration Studies and the Scientific Committee of the Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy (DED), Danube-University. She serves on the Board of European Forum Alpbach, the Board of Trustees of the Central European University (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.