Institute for Human Sciences

Shalini Randeria

2020 Grand Finale 2020

Shalini Randeria is the Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, 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 holds the Excellence Chair at the University of Bremen, where she leads a research group on Soft Authoritarianism and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.

She is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of Public Anthropologist and of The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology. She serves on the Board of European Forum Alpbach and the Board of Trustees of the Central European University (CEU). 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.

Her recent publications include the volume Social Science at the Crossroads, Brill, 2019 (co-edited with Björn Wittrock); JPS special forum on seed activism: an overview of the issuesThe Journal of Peasant Studies 47(4), 2020 (co-edited with Karine Peschard). “Locations and Locutions: Unravelling the concept of ‘World Anthropology’”, in Laurence Roulleau-Berger and Pellin Li, eds., Post-Western Sociology. From China to Europe. Ocxon/New York: Routledge, 2018, 88-105 (with Andrew Brandel and Veena Das).