Lecture in the series “Democrazia “IN”, Italian Society for the Study of Contemporary History, University of Napoli: “Violence, Hindu nationalism and the Erosion of Indian democracy”, April 9th, 2021
Discussant at book discussion: Neither Settler nor Native. The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities by Mahmood Mamdani. Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, April 5, 2021
The People’s State, University of Copenhagen, March 2019
WhatsAppPolitics, Ethics, and Elections: India and Beyond, Santa Clara University, April 2019
New Hindutva: the rise of democratic authoritarianism in India, Center for Modern Indian Studies, University of Goettingen, January 2019
Democratic Theory in India, University of Chicago, November 2018
States of the South, AAA San Jose, November 2018
Populism and the Shifting Coordinates of the Political, Center for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi
Expulsions, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
The Global Indian Ocean and the Liberal Order, Georgetown University in Doha,
Latin America Social Issues Summer-school, San Pedro Atacama, Chile:
Democratic cultures in South Asia, University of Oxford.
Memoria, Conflicto y co-existencia. Interculturalidad y descolonizacion in America Latina y el mundo, Universidad Catolica, Santiago, Chile
Ethnography of Connections, Department of Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
Latin American Studies Association meeting in Puerto Rico
New India’s World, University of Copenhagen.
Civility: Trust, Recognition and Co-existence, Stanford University.
Nehru and Today’s India, sponsored by Cambridge University and the India International Centre, New Delhi.
Producing Governance: The Anthropology of Religion Meets Political Theory in Asia, AAA Roundtable
Technology and Democracy in South Asia, Mumbai University,
Authority and Authenticity in Fragmented Public Spheres, University of Copenhagen,
Comparative Political Thought, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Social mobilization and the force of the ordinary in South Asia, Association of Asian Studies, Annual Meeting 2013.
Global Perspectives on Urbanization, Stanford Center at Peking University
Utopias in South Asia, at the Annual South Asia Conference, Madison, Wisconsin.
In the Name of the Ordinary, University of Goettingen.
City in South Asia, University of Oregon
Urban Challenges in China and Beyond, Freman-Spogli Institute, Stanford University
Vernacular Urbanism in South Asia, Stanford University.
Modernity and its Discontents in South Asia. Princeton University
Contested Spaces at University of Pennsylvania
Techniques of the City. Grids, Materiality and Infrastructure, Stanford Humanities Center.
The spectacle of Globality and Modern India at University of Copenhagen,
Cities and Nationalism CRASSH, University of Cambridge,
Transnational Cultures in Asia at University of Aarhus
Worlds of South Asia, University of Copenhagen
Politics of Circulation, Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association
Muslim Communities in South Asia, Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, Paris
Democracy and Diversity, sponsored by the New School of Social Research, held in Wrochlaw, Poland
Global Migration and Multiculturalism: Religion, Society, Policy and Politics, University of Surrey, UK.
Uncertain Transitions. Youth in a Globalizing World, University of Copenhagen,
Civility, Ethics and the Politics of Sociality, Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal
The Everyday and the Ordinary, Amsterdam School of Social Science Research
Globalizing Public Culture. Engaging the vision of Carol Breckenridge, American Anthropological Association meeting.
Walls. What they break and what they make, Texas Law School, Austin
Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, University of the Witwatersrand
Roundtable on Secularism, MEALAC, Columbia University
The Law and the Sacred/Secular Divide, SUNY Buffalo
The Modern Field, The National Research School of Anthropology, Denmark,
Globalization, Sovereignty and the State, School of Social Sciences, University of Bergen
Ethnographies of Doubt, Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics
At the Gates of the Polis, Amsterdam School of Social Science Research,
Law and Sovereignty, Max Planck institute for Social Anthropology, Halle,
Panel in honor of Ulf Hannerz, European Association of Social Anthropologists, Ljubljana
Outraged Communities in South Asia, CERI, Paris
Performing Masculinity, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Men and Masculinities, Universidad de Antiochia in Medellin, Colombia
For a New Sociology of India, London School of Economics
Law and Disorder, (with John Comaroff and James Scott) Roskilde University,
The Religious Lives of Migrants, University of Witwatersrand
Sacrifice and Sovereignty, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anthropologists
A Post-exotic India? A new narrative in the making, Roskilde University,
Eyes Across the Water, University of the Witwatersrand
Mobilities – people, goods, ideas, Amsterdam School for Social Science Research
Secularism and Beyond, University of Copenhagen
The State in South Asia, Leeds University,
Ethnicity Inc., at the Royal Swedish Academy in honor of Jean and John Comaroff.
Sovereignty from above and Below, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Anthropologists
Authenticity and cultural production in the Black Atlantic, Centro de Estudos de Afro-Orientais, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
Adequate Life in China, Harvard University
Gender and Religion, Copenhagen University
Visceral Nations, Yale University
Law and Life in South Asia, Yale University
Non-Violence, New School University
The changing nature of the political in South Asia, Columbia University/Barnard College
Affect in Political Life, Cambridge University
Urban Futures – Bombay and beyond, New School University
Bombay, the Cinematic City, New School University,
Reasons of Faith, WISER, University of Witwatersrand
Urban Charisma, Yale University
Visual Practices and Public Subjects, The American University in Beirut,
Religion and Public Ethics, Society for the Anthropology of Religion in Vancouver
Gendering Urban Space, American University in Cairo
Paradoxes of Secularism, University of Copenhagen,
Ethnographies of the Political in South Asia, Columbia University
Security and Development, DIIS, Copenhagen, Denmark
Transnationalism and Diaspora. Research training course, University of Copenhagen.
State Violence, Goldsmiths College
India in the 21st Century, Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nobel Institute, Oslo
The Peculiarities of Democracy in India, University of Chicago,
Sovereignty and Democracy, Annual Meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, Portland
Urban South Africa: Transnational Religion and Migration, SSRC and University of Cape Town
Transforming Migrants into a Diaspora, AAA, Chicago
“Death, bio-politics and sovereignty’, WISER, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Political Scandal, CERI, Paris
Gangs, Crowds and City Enclaves. Urban Violence in a Globalising World, University of Amsterdam
Uncertain Transitions. Youth in a Changing World, University of Edinburgh
Transnational Religious Movements in a Globalizing World, IIAS, Amsterdam.
Religious Mobilization and Violence in South Asia, Roskilde University.
City One: the urban experience in South Asia. CSDS, New Delhi
Democratic Modernities in South Asia at American Anthropological Association centenary meeting
Regions in Globalization at the University of Kyoto
The Urban Experience in South Asia, University of Sussex,
Mapping Race in the South Asian Diaspora at the Association of Asian Studies Annual meeting in Washington DC
De-centering the Nation. Politics and Cultural Mobilisation in India, University of Bristol
Secularism and Anti secularism: Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives. Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh.
Annual Meeting of the Association of Asian Studies in Chicago
Hindu nationalism: History and Politics at Wolfson College, Cambridge
The State and Self making SOAS, London
Migration and Modernity in South Asia’, University of Sussex,
Discrimination and Toleration, UNCR, Copenhagen
Identities and Governance in Situations of Instability, Copenhagen
Culture as Critique, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta