Head of Centre
Karen Blixens Plads 8, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Building: 10-4-27
Ravinder Kaur, Associate Professor of Modern South Asian Studies directs the Centre of Global South Asian Studies.
Kaur works across the disciplines of history, anthropology, and international politics. 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 the second, explores the yet unfolding connections between Asia and Africa via a study of new trade connections. 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.
She is the Primary Investigator of two major projects: ‘Emerging Worlds: Explorations of New South-South Connections’ (2014-2019) which in ongoing and ‘Nation in Motion: Globalization, Governance and Development in New India’ (2010-2015) which has been concluded.
Some of her readings can be accessed here
Books/Special Issues (selected)
Governing Difference: Inequality, Inequity and Identity in India and China', Third World Quarterly, Volume 33, Number 4, Spring 2012. (Co-editor: Ayo Wahlberg) Also republished as book in the Third World Series, Routledge, 2016
Journal Articles (selected)
Reviews of my book "Since 1947" (selected)
Mushirul Hassan, Outlook India; Urvashi Butalia, Financial Express; Ian Talbot, H-Net Asia; Michael Hawley, Journal of Asian Studies; Satish Saberwal, Contributions to Indian Sociology; Antony Copley, Journal of Royal Asiatic Society; Suparna Banerjee Refugee Watch; Shalini Sharma, Journal of Punjab Studies; Tahir Kamran, Journal of Punjab Studies; Katja Rikkonen, Journal of South Asian Development; Harsh Mander, Seminar; Asian Affairs; Jennifer Hyndman
- Globalilzation and Development in South Asia
- South Asian Societies
- Introduction to India and South Asia
- I welcome PhD supervision in broad areas of contemporary history, politics, and anthropology of South Asia. Specifically, my area of expertise relates to the making of the postcolonial State, nation and nationalism; visual politics, histories of the Third World, emerging markets, refugee resettlement, Partition memory and citizenship.