09/03/08

Julia Eckert

Julia Eckert is Associate Professor at the Max Planck Institute for
Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany where she heads the research
group ‘Law against the State’ which examines the juridification of
protest and the globalisation of transnational legal norms. Her research
interests are in legal anthropology, conflict theory, the anthropology
of the modern state, and the anthropology of security. She is currently
writing a book on the police in Bombay focusing on everyday conflicts
over norms of justice, citizenship and authority. Among her publications
on this research are "The Trimurti of the State" in: Sociologus 2005;
"From Subject to Citizen: Legalism from Below and the Homogenisation of
the Legal Sphere" in: Journal of Legal Pluralism, 2006. Her work on a
Hindu-nationalist movement in India resulted in her book "The Charisma
of Direct Action" (Oxford University Press, 2003). Other than India, she
conducted research in Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. She was a researcher
at the German Institute for international pedagogical research,
Frankfurt am Main, and lecturer at the Humboldt University, Berlin and
the Free University of Berlin from where she holds a PhD.

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