Dr Rinku Lamba, at present is a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She completed her doctorate in Political Theory at the University of Toronto. Prior to that Dr Lamba obtained her Masters' degrees in political science from the University of Oxford, and from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her main areas of interest are in contemporary political theory, particularly the doctrines of secularism and multiculturalism. She has worked on institutional arrangements for the political accommodation of claims advanced by members of religious and cultural minorities within liberal-democratic jurisdictions. Through her research she seeks to weave a productive dialogue between postcolonial theorists and liberal-democratic theorists so as to gain insights for appropriate mechanisms for coping with the domination-related conundrum that attaches to the accommodation of religious and cultural claims. Her work straddles across the disiciplines of political theory, law and history. Aside from being well trained in western political thought, she also has a strong interest in modern Indian social and political thought, and in cross-cultural ethics.