Thomas Blom Hansen has been appointed Honorary Professor – University of Copenhagen

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07 April 2014

Thomas Blom Hansen has been appointed Honorary Professor

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Thomas Blom Hansen has been appointed Honorary Professor at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies with special connection to Modern South Asian Studies.

Thomas Blom Hansen is Professor of Anthropology and Director of South Asian Studies, Stanford University. He is a leading researcher in the field of anthropology of state, sovereignty, violence and urban life in India and South Asia.

His publications include 'The Saffron Wave: Democracy and Hindu Nationalism in Modern India' (Princeton 1999); 'Wages of Violence: Naming and Identity in Postcolonial Bombay' (Princeton 2001), and most recently 'Melancholia of Freedom: Anxiety, Race and Everyday Life in a South African Township' (Princeton 2012). 

Professor Hansen gave his inaugural lecture on 21st March and will be participating in a number of events open to researchers and students at ToRS.