SOAS University of London

Appointment of Professor Sanjay Srivastava

16 June 2022

We are delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Professor Sanjay Srivastava to the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS. Sanjay joins us as British Academy Global Professor and will take up the position of Distinguished Research Professor at the end of that award.

On news of the appointment Sanjay said:

“SOAS has been a key institution of social science research on Asia, the Middle-East and Africa as well as a vibrant centre of progressive politics. Anthropology, my home discipline, has been at the heart of discussions about both cultural diversity and the geo-politics of knowledge and I particularly look forward to teaching and research collaborations that address these aspects of scholarly life. There is heightened awareness regarding the importance of scholarly collaborations across borders and SOAS is the ideal place to put into practice ideas regarding the decolonisation of knowledge.”

Edward Simpson

30th May 2022