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Professor Raminder Kaur

Professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Areas of expertise
Cultural Studies; Sociology; Anthropology; Communication and Media Studies.
University of Sussex
School of Global Studies

Raminder Kaur is professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex

She is the author of Kudankulam: The Story of an Indo-Russian Nuclear Power Plant (2020); Atomic Mumbai: Living with the Radiance of a Thousand Suns (2013); and Performative Politics and the Cultures of Hinduism (2003/5). She is also co-author of Adventure Comics and Youth Cultures in India (with Saif Eqbal, 2018), Diaspora and Hybridity (with Virinder Kalra and John Hutnyk, 2005); and co-editor of several other books.

Raminder served on the Mayor's Commission for Asian and African Heritage (MCAAH), co-authored the MCAAH report, Delivering Shared Heritage, and was a member of the subsequent Heritage Diversity Task Force at the Greater London Authority.

She is Co-Director of the Sussex Asia Centre and formerly Director of Doctoral Studies and interim Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the Sussex School of Global Studies.

She is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) to enrich society through ideas and action, and the RAI (Royal Anthropological Institute) where she serves as a member of the RAI Film Committee that organises biennial film festivals. Aside from her academic writing, she is a scriptwriter, theatre producer and filmmaker.


Raminder is working on Work Package 5 (WP5) 'Empowering BAMEFC through Positive Narratives' with Professor Florence Ayisi, Dr Wendy Booth and Dr Alda Terracciano.