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Prof. Michael Goldman



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Prof. Michael GoldmanDr V.K.R.V. Rao Chair Professor for 2 year period ending December 2017.

Prof. Michael Goldman is a professor of sociology and Global studies at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis. His current research, titled “Bangalore: The Making of a World City,” focuses on the transformations occurring in major cities in the global South, with an emphasis on Bangalore, India. His latest book, based on a decade-long ethnography of the World Bank, is titled Imperial Nature: The World Bank and Struggles for Social Justice in the Age of Globalization widely read and cited.

Professor Goldman has been the recipient of numerous awards including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Research and Writing Fellowship, Yale University Agrarian Studies Fellowship, Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellowship at UC Berkeley, Fulbright Fellowship, American Institute for Indian Studies Fellowship, and the McKnight Presidential Fellowship at the University of Minnesota.



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