Dr Ranjan is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the OsloMet University, Oslo (Norway). He is working on the project entitled "The Currents and Consequences of Legal Innovations on The Rights of Rivers" funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
His long-term research on "Birsa Munda, Memory and Politics in India" will be published by the Cambridge University Press in 2022. He is an editor of the book: "At the crossroads of Rights" published by the Routledge Press, London.
He joined the project after finishing his PhD as a Louise Arbour fellow at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Previously, he worked with the International Journal of Human Rights (Taylor and Francis) as an Associate Editor and continue to remain in the journal's editorial team. He also held a part-time position as the Social Media Coordinator for the "Human Rights Research Network" (HRRN), London (UK).
2021: Research Stay Abroad Award, Research Council of Norway
2020-2023: Norwegian Research Council Grant (OsloMet University)
2017-2020: Louise Arbour Doctoral Funding (University of London)
2017/18/19: Yusuf Ali Bursary Award (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)
2019: Stefanie Bursary Fieldwork Award
2018: Dame Lilian Penson Fund (UCL)
1. October 2021: Elizabeth Macpherson, Axel Borchgrevink, Rahul Ranjan, and Catalina Vallejo Piedrahíta, "Where ordinary laws fall short: 'riverine rights'and constitutionalism", Griffith Law Review, DOI: 10.1080/10383441.2021.1982119
2. (202o) Politics of Symbolism: The Making of Birsa Munda’s Statue in Post-colonial Jharkhand, India, Journal of Global South (Brill Press), doi.org/10.1163/21983534-00701007
3. (2017) Unravelling the Narratives of Adivasi Dispossession: A Case Study of Land Acquisition in Nagri Village, Jharkhand. Development 60, 227–234.
Publications and research
Ranjan, Rahul (2022). At the Crossroads of Rights Forest Struggles and Human Rights in Postcolonial India. ISBN: 9781003269458. 136 p. Routledge.
Ranjan, Rahul; Kashwan, Prakash (2021). The UN declaration on the rights of peasants, national policies, and forestland rights of India's Adivasis. International Journal of Human Rights .
Macpherson, Elizabeth; Borchgrevink, Axel; Ranjan, Rahul; Vallejo P., Catalina (2021). Where ordinary laws fall short: ‘riverine rights’ and constitutionalism. Griffith Law Review. Vol. 30.
Ranjan, Rahul (2020). Politics of Symbolism: The Making of Birsa Munda’s Statue in Post-colonial Jharkhand, India. Bandung: Journal of the Global South . Vol. 130-161.
Ranjan, Rahul; Kashwan, Prakash; Kukreti, Ishan (2022). The UN declaration on the rights of peasants, national policies, and forestland rights of India's Adivasis. Ranjan, Rahul (Ed.). At the Crossroads of Rights Forest Struggles and Human Rights in Postcolonial India. Kapittel. Routledge.
Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Samuelsen, Guro Warhuus; Ruud, Arild Engelsen; Moon-Little, Edward; Ranjan, Rahul; Sinha, Shreya
India's Five State Elections and their Implications.
Ranjan, Rahul; Kashwan, Prakash (2021). Echoes from the woods: at the crossroads of forest struggles and human rights in postcolonial India. International Journal of Human Rights . Vol. 25.
Ranjan, Rahul (2017). Unraveling the Narratives of Adivasi Dispossession: A Case Study of Land Acquisition in Nagri Village, Jharkhand. Development : Journal of the Society for International Development . Vol. 60.