Prem Kumar Rajaram


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Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51

Prem Kumar Rajaram is Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. He is also Head of the Open Learning Initiative ( and project leader of the Erasmus+ Refugee Education Initiatives ( consortium which runs education programs for displaced people in Austria, Hungary, Germany, the United Kingdom and Greece.

In his research, Prem Kumar Rajaram is interested in questions of marginality and depoliticization. His research has focused on the government of asylum-seekers and people called refugees and on colonial histories of capitalism and race. A further research area is on critical pedagogies and higher education, with a focus on investigating how universities can be made more accessible and welcoming to marginalised groups.


Ph.D. 2002 (International Relations), London School of Economics
M.A. 1994 (International Relations), Australian National University
B.A. (hons) 1993 (Politics), University of Hull, UK