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Rahul Ranjan

Rahul Ranjan


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.

He is the editor of the upcoming book: "At the crossroads of Rights" published by the Routledge Press, London (due in Spring, 2022). He is also transforming his doctoral thesis to a manuscript on "Birsa Munda and the Politics in Jharkhand".

He joined the project after finishing the PhD as 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). Prior to this, he read Politics for Bachelors (Honours with First Class and University Rank Holder) and Master (MA, First Class) at the University of Delhi. And holds an MPhil (Master of Philosophy) with a research dissertation from the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His area of research is in the field of political ecology, environmental, anti-colonial politics and South Asian studies.

2021-2022: 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),
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

Scientific publications

Macpherson, Elizabeth; Borchgrevink, Axel; Ranjan, Rahul; Vallejo P., Catalina (2021). Where ordinary laws fall short: ‘riverine rights’ and constitutionalism. Griffith Law Review.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete