Shalini Randeria
Professor Shalini Randeria
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Professor Shalini Randeria Elected CEU's 6th Rector and President #

Professor Shalini Randeria, member of the Governance, Institutions and Policies: Education, Health and Welfare section of Academia Europae, has been elected the 6th Rector and President of Central European University (CEU).

Professor Shalini Randeria has been elected CEU’s sixth rector and president by the Board of Trustees. Professor Randeria will be the first woman to take up the role since the university was founded 30 years ago.

Shalini Randeria is the Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, as well as the Director of the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy. 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.

Her research foci include the anthropology of law, state and policy, particularly the transnationalisation of law, normative pluralism, reproductive rights, population policy and gender, displacement and privatisation of common property resources; the anthropology of globalisation and development; post-coloniality and multiple modernities; and civil society, social movements and NGOs.

Academia Europaea congratulates Prof. Randeria to this achievement!#

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