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Ravinder Kaur
Associate Professor

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Ravinder Kaur is Associate Professor of Modern South Asian Studies and she also directs the Centre of Global South Asian Studies. She holds a Visiting Professorship at the Centre of India Studies in Africa, Witswatersrand University, Johannesburg.

She is currently engaged in two long-term research projects. The first focuses on post-reform India’s transition into an attractive ‘emerging market’ in the global political economy, and second, explores the yet unfolding connections between Asia and Africa via a study of new business connections between India, China and Ghana. Her previous research focused on the questions of forced migration, refugee resettlement, social class and caste and the making of modern citizenship during India’s Partition in 1947.

Her publications include Since 1947: Partition Narratives among Punjabi Migrants of Delhi (Oxford, 2007), editor of Religion, Violence and Political Mobilization in South Asia (Sage, 2005), and co-editor of ‘Governing Difference: Identity, Inequity and Inequality in India and China’, Special Issue, Third World Quarterly (2012). Her most recent publication is a co-edited special issue of Identities entitled ‘Aesthetics of Arrival: Spectacle, Capital and Novelty in post-reform India’  (2015).

Kaur works across the disciplines of history, anthropology and international politics. She is the Primary Investigator of two major projects ‘Nation in Motion: Globalization, Governance and Development in New India’ (2010-2015) and ‘Emerging Worlds: Explorations of New South-South Connections’ (2014-2018).