Ranabir Samaddar

Ranabir Samaddar holds the Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies at the Calcutta Research Group and was recently O’Brien Fellow in Residence at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University, Montreal. As a critical theorist, his extensive work on rights, justice, and peace culminated in the book The Politics of Dialogue (2004). Samaddar’s work has challenged predominant accounts of the origins of nationalism and influenced a turn in critical postcolonial thinking with writings such as The Nation Form: Essays on Indian Nationalism (2012). In A Post-colonial Enquiry into Europe’s Debt and Migration Crisis (2016), he states that Europe’s present crisis suggests a postcolonial bind, or even a postcolonial destiny of Europe.

As of March 2018