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Alf Gunvald Nilsen

University of Pretoria
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Alf Gunvald Nilsen is a professor of sociology at the University of Pretoria. His research focuses on social movements and the politics of democracy and development in the global South, with a particular focus on India. His most recent books are Adivasis and the State: Subalternity and Citizenship in India’s Bhil Heartland (Cambridge University Press)… Read More »Alf Gunvald Nilsen

Alpa Shah

London School of Economics and Political Science
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Alpa Shah is Professor of Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics. Her research and writings span many themes including revolutionary insurgency, state and citizenship; terrorism, democracy and human rights; global capitalism, inequality and poverty; agrarian change, precarious labour migration and informal economies of care; indigenous politics, conservation and environmental justice; race, caste, class… Read More »Alpa Shah

Luisa Steur

University of Amsterdam
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Luisa Steur is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Managing and Lead Editor of Focaal-Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. Her research focuses on the dialogues and tensions between Communist politics and the agency and experience of historically oppressed people, seen in the context of global capitalist restructuring and its impact on working people‚Äôs lives. She… Read More »Luisa Steur

Bengt G. Karlsson

Stockholm University
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Professor of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University, Sweden. He is mainly working on issues relating indigenous peoples and the society-environment interface, with particular focus on the politics of ethnicity and nature in India. Karlsson has published on topics like indigeneity, forests, conservation, mining, subaltern movements, ethnicity, development and political ecology. He is presently working on… Read More »Bengt G. Karlsson

Felix Padel

University of Sussex
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Felix Padel is an anthropologist who has focused on understanding the situation of India’s tribal people or Adivasis. After first degrees studying Classics and switching to anthropology in Oxford, he did an M. Phil in sociology at the Delhi School of Economics, and remained affiliated there when doing his doctorate at Oxford. This was a… Read More »Felix Padel