Social anthropologist Shalini Randeria focuses on the inconsistencies of globalization and the exploration of the many faces of modernity. In her work, the truly cosmopolitan researcher questions Eurocentric perspectives: whether with regard to demographic policy, refugees, post-colonialism or international law – she introduces Europeans to a new perspective on the world. Born in the USA and raised in India, she studied social anthropology and sociology at the universities of Delhi and Heidelberg and holds a PhD from Berlin’s Free University. Among others, she was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, a Fellow at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin) and Max Weber Professor for Sociology in Munich. She is currently rector of the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna.