May 14th, 2019: Key word lecture at the Australian Institute of Indian Studies, University of Melbourne, “Violence”
March 14/15th, 2018: Keynote lecture at the international conference, Populism and the Shifting Coordinates of the Political, Center for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi. Title: “Democracy against the Law. Reflections on India’s Illiberal Democracy”
March 20th, 2017: Keynote lecture at the conference The Global Indian Ocean and the Liberal Order at Georgetown University in Doha, March 20-21, 2017
September 15th, 2016: Key-note lecture at the PhD seminar and training course ”Ethnography of Connections”, (September 15-17) Department of Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
December 15th, 2015: Keynote lecture at the conference “Memoria, Conflicto y co-existencia. Interculturalidad y descolonizacion in America Latina y el mundo” Universidad Catolica, Santiago, December 14-17, 2016. Title: “When the Past is Tense: minorities and the doubling of memory.’
November 15th, 2014: Keynote lecture at the conference “City in South Asia” University of Oregon (Eugene).
June 29th, 2014: Inaugural keynote lecture of the Centre for Comparative Political Thought, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Title: “On the historicity of Space and Urban Imagination”
April 29-30th, 2013: Keynote address the conference Modernity and its Discontents in South Asia at Princeton University.
March 29-30th, 2013: Keynote at the seminar Contested Spaces at University of Pennsylvania
August 29-30th, 2012: Introductory keynote at the conference The spectacle of Globality and Modern India at University of Copenhagen.
September 12th, 2012: Keynote at the seminar Transnational Cultures in Asia at University of Aarhus.
September 17th, 2012: Keynote at the conference Worlds of South Asia at University of Copenhagen
February 9-11th, 2012: Keynote lecture at the conference “Cities and Nationalism” held at CRASSH, University of Cambridge. Title: “At Home with Strangers. Urban life and the moral force of nationalism.”
June 28-29th, 2011: Keynote lecture at the conference: Global Migration and Multiculturalism: Religion, Society, Policy and Politics, University of Surrey, UK. Title: “Migration, religion and post-imperial formations”.
January 20-22nd, 2011: Keynote speaker at the conference, Uncertain Transitions. Youth in a Globalizing World, Copenhagen.
August 28-30th, 2009: Keynote speaker at the symposium The Modern Field, The National Research School of Anthropology, Denmark.
June 3-5th, 2009: Key note speaker at the seminar “Globalization, sovereignty and the state”, School of Social Sciences, University of Bergen.
December 6-8th, 2008: Keynote address at the international colloquium “Men and Masculinities” in Universidad de Antiochia in Medellin, Colombia.
May 12th, 2008: Key note address at colloquium “Performing Gender” at Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
September 25-27th, 2008: Keynote address at the international conference “Outraged Communities in South Asia” at CERI, Paris. Title: “The Political Theology of Violence in Contemporary India”.
July 4-5th, 2008: Keynote lecture at the seminar “For a New Sociology of India”, London School of Economics. Title: “Re-imagining the Urban in South Asia”.
February 17-18th, 2007: Keynote lecture at the conference “The State in South Asia”, Leeds University. Title: “On the Clay Feet of the Behemoth”
January 24-26th, 2007: Keynote lecture at the conference: “Mobilities – people, goods, ideas” held at the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research. Title “Freedom and its Discontents. Autonomy, authenticity and the modern self”
October 26-28th, 2006: Keynote lecture at the conference “Gender and religion” at Copenhagen University. Title: “In Search of God’s Hand”
May 27, 2019: Public lecture at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. “Race, Empire and the European ‘Republic of letters”.
May 16, 2019: Public lecture at the University of Melbourne. “How India Works. Caste, community and the Indian Economy”.
October 26, 2018: Institute Plenary Lecture, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. “How India Works. Caste, Community and the Indian Economy”
January 6th, 2017: Opening lecture at the Latin America Social Issues Summer-school, San Pedro Atacama, Chile: “The State as an Ethnographic Object”
November 12, 2016: Annual lecture at the Institute for South Asian Studies, Indiana University: “Urban Theory goes South: reflections of the South Asian city”
November 26, 2015: The annual India-Canada Association Lecture at University of Toronto: ”Urban Theory goes South: on the historicity of space and urban imagination in South Asia”
February 20, 2015: Inaugural Scholar-in-residence Lecture at Habib University, Karachi Pakistan. “Modi and the Rise of Hindu nationalism. A view from Bombay”
January 16, 2014: Welcome address to the conference Technology and Democracy in South Asia, Mumbai University, Kalina Campus.
March 21, 2014: Inaugural Lecture at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen. Title: “The Sacrificial Self. Recasting Renunciation in South Asia.”
May 28, 2014: The Kingsley Martin Memorial lecture at Cambridge University. “The Sacrificial self. Recasting Renunciation in South Asia”
February 26th, 2013: Annual lecture at the COMPASS program at Oxford University.
December 6th, 2011: Annual lecture at the Institute for Culture, Religion and World Affairs, Boston University. Title: “Violence and Democracy in Modern India”
October 14-17th, 2011: Plenary Address, at the 40th Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, Wisconsin. Title: “Strangers, Neighbors and Political Order in the South Asian City”.
April 23rd, 2008: Public lecture in international seminar on “Law and Disorder” (with John Comaroff and James Scott) at Roskilde University.
March 17th, 2008: Annual Lecture, Department of Anthropology. University of Uppsala. Title: “The India that does not shine. India’s Muslims as a permanent minority”
October 17th, 2005: Public lecture at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, “On the difficulty of being Hindu in the new South Africa”
February 9-11th, 2003: Opening address at the conference “Death, bio-politics and sovereignty’, at WISER, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
May 19: Dartmouth College
September 20: South Asia Institute, University of Wisconsin
September 19: Humanities Institute, University of Wisconsin
June 6, 2019: Lecture at the International and Area Studies Institute, UC Berkeley
May 13, 2019: Lecture at Deakin University, Melbourne
February 11, 2019: Lecture at the South Asia Institute, UCLA,
November 27. Respondent at the manuscript seminar “Savarkar and his World” South Asia Institute, UC Berkeley
December 10-12- 2018, Meeting of the Advisory Board for the Institutional Development project for Anthropology at the Pontificia Universidad
Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Lecture for the social science faculty and students on December 11.
KRVIA Art School, Juhu, Mumbai
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
O. P. Jindal University, Delhi
Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta.
Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur, Maharashtra, India
Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, India
South Asia Institute, University of California, Berkeley
NYU Abu Dhabi
Habib University, Karachi, Pakistan
Central European University, Budapest.
Amsterdam International School of Social Sciences
Center for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, India
Victoria Government College, Palakkad, Kerala, India
South Asian Studies Program, Lund University
CERIUM, McGill University, Montreal
Weatherhead Center, Harvard University
Godrej India Culture lab, Vikhroli, Mumbai
Institute for International and Comparative Area Studies, University of California, San Diego
University of California, Davis.
Tata Institute of Social Science and Cotton College, Guwahati, India
University of California, Berkeley
St. Antony’s College, Oxford University
School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Center for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.
Department of Anthropology Cornell University.
Department of Anthropology, University of California Santa Cruz
Department of Anthropology, University of Oslo.
Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.
Danish Research School in Anthropology.
Institute for Culture, Religion and World Affairs, Boston University.
Center for African Studies, University of Copenhagen
Center for Indian Studies at University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Department of Anthropology, Columbia University,
Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
Department of Anthropology at Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Center for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan
Comparative Politics Workshop, University of Chicago
Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago
Department of Anthropology, Utrecht University,
Department of Anthropology, Leiden University
Department of Religious Studies, University of Amsterdam
Center for South Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
WISER, University of the Witwatersrand,
University of Johannesburg
Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago,
Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai
Central European University in Budapest.
Department of Anthropology, University of Edinburgh
London School of Economics and Political Science,
Birkbeck College, London,
University of Chicago
South Asia Centre at the University of Syracuse
Anselm College, New Hampshire
Lecture series at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociale (EHESS) and (CERI) in Paris
Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago,
New School University,
Tufts University, Boston
Department of Religious Studies, University of Copenhagen
Lecture at the Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Texas, Austin
Center for South Asia, University of Washington, Seattle.
Social Anthropology, University of Bergen
Dept. of Anthropology, University College London
Dept. of Social Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London,
Dept. of Anthropology, Harvard University
Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg,
Dept. of Anthropology, Yale University,
New York University
Center for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan
Dept. of Anthropology, Yale University,
Tsukuba University, Japan
Tokyo International University,
Maison Francaise in Oxford
Manchester Metropolitan University,
New School University
Department of History, Princeton University
Franz Boas lecture series, Columbia University
Center for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Department of Politics, Delhi University
Centre for South Asian Studies, SOAS, University of London
Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge,
WISER, Witwatersrand. University, Johannesburg
Dept. of Social Anthropology, London School of Economics
Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor at the Department of Politics, University of Bristol
Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester
Dept. of Anthropology, University of Chicago,
Dept. of Anthropology, University of Manchester,
Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University
School of Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam
Centre des Etudes et Reserches International, Paris,
SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai,
Dept. of Sociology, Pune University, India