Shalini Randeria#


Shalini Randeria
Copyright: Boris Palefroy
Email:randeria 'at' iwm.at
Membership Number:4848
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA
Section:SOCIAL SCIENCES
Username:sranderia
Elected:2018
Homepage: http://www.iwm.at



Present and Previous Positions
  • Since Jan. 2015 Rector, Institute for Human Sciences/Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM), Vienna
  • Since 2017 Director, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
  • since Sept. 2012 Professor, Department of Social Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
  • 2010 – 2015 Visiting Professor, Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung (WZB), Berlin
  • 2015 – 2016 Research Director, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
  • 2014 – 2018 Mercator Fellow, Free University, Berlin (Visiting Professorship as part of the SFB 700 Governance in Spaces of Limited Statehood)
  • 2003 – 2012 Professor, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich
  • 2006 – 2007 Research Professor, Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung (WZB), Berlin
  • 2002 – 2003 Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University (CEU), Budapest
  • 2001 – 2002 Max Weber Professor (Visiting Professorship), University of Munich

Fields of Scholarship
  • Anthropology of law: transnationalisation of law; legal pluralism
  • 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

Honours and Awards
  • 2018 Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • 2016 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, International Institute for Applied System
  • Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg
  • 2016 Associated Fellow, Research Programme “re:work. Work and Lifecycle in Global History”, Humboldt University Berlin
  • 2010 – 2011 Fellow, Lichtenbergkolleg (Institute of Advanced Study), University of Göttingen
  • 2011 Peter Ustinov Professor, University of Vienna (Visiting Professorship)
  • 2008 Visiting Professor, EHESS, Paris
  • 2008 Nominated to the Chancellor’s Chair as recurrent Visiting Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Stockholm (declined)
  • 1999 – 2001 Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study), Berlin
  • 1991 – 1992 Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study), Berlin
  • 1982 – 1985 Doctoral Scholarship, Friedrich Naumann Foundation
  • 1977 – 1980 First Woman Rhodes-Scholar, University of Oxford
  • 1977 Kunda Datar Silver Medal for the Highest Grades MA Sociology, Delhi University

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