Shalini Randeria is currently professor and chair of the Department of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, which she joined in 2012, and a visiting professor at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin. Randeria has served as president of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, as a fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies, Berlin, and as a member of the Senate of the German Research Council. Before joining the Graduate Institute in Geneva, she was professor of social anthropology at the University of Zurich, and professor and founding chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Central European University, Budapest. She has held visiting professorships at the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, the University of Vienna, and EHESS, Paris.
Randeria is a Central European University Board member and serves on the advisory board of the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the editorial board of the Annual Review of Anthropology. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalization, law, the state, and social movements. Her empirical research on India also addresses issues of postcoloniality and multiple modernities. Randeria has served as rector of the Institute for Human Sciences since January 2015.