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Shalini Randeria

Universität Zürich

Shalini Randeria has been Full Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Zurich since 2003. She is also the Co-Director of the Gender Studies Competence Centre as well as a member of the scientific board of the new 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.

Up to 20 scientists and leading experts from all over the world and a wide range of disciplines are invited to share insights into their future-changing work at the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November, in front of 700 international guests. In an inspiring, information-packed 15 minutes each, speakers present the core of their breakthroughs – which walls are they helping to tear down and how will it transform our lives?

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