Arjun Appadurai

Arjun Appadurai is an anthropologist. He is Emeritus Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Max-Planck Institute for Social Anthropology at Halle. Appadurai has published a number of seminal books within the field of globalization studies, such as most recently Banking on Words. The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance (2015) and Failure (with Neta Alexander, 2019).

As of March 2022


The Whole Life. Archives & Imaginaries

The Whole Life. Archives & Imaginaries


Mar 24–Apr 18, 2022

How political is the Bauhaus?

Talks, artistic interventions

Jan 19, 2019

Minor Cosmopolitan Weekend

Lectures, films, performances

Dec 06–08, 2018

Alle Veranstaltungen

Schools of Tomorrow 1 & 2

Politics of Hope

With Arjun Appadurai


May 6, 2017

Schools of Tomorrow 1 & 2

Closing Debate

With Arjun Appadurai, Gert Biesta, Keri Facer and Carmen Mörsch

Closing Debate

May 6, 2017

The Great Regression – an international debate

With Arjun Appadurai, Donatella della Porta and Wolfgang Streeck, Moderated by: Bernd Pickert (taz)

Apr 26, 2017

Now is the Time of Monsters


With Arjun Appadurai and Slavenka Drakulić; Antony T. Anghie and Susan George; In Koli Jean Bofane and Brigitta Kuster

Mar 25, 2017

Now is the Time of Monsters


With Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Samar Yazbek; Arjun Appadurai, Cemil Aydin and Rana Dasgupta; Keller Easterling, Bernd Kasparek, and Kim Rygiel

Mar 24, 2017

Dictionary of Now

Sharon Macdonald, Tony Bennett & Arjun Appadurai – THING

Lectures, discussions

Oct 10, 2016

Arjun Appadurai: Indian Popular Cinema in the Making of a Decolonized Modernity

Global Modernisms. Contiguities, Infrastructures and Aesthetic Practices

Keynote Talk

Nov 5, 2015

Festival Über Lebenskunst


With Arjun Appadurai, Nnimmo Bassey, Vandana Shiva a.o.

Aug 18–21, 2011

Beyond Multiculturalism?

Beyond Multiculturalism?

Envisioning the Immigration Society

International Conference - Opening

Jun 4, 2009