Kaushik Sunder Rajan

Kaushik Sunder Rajan is Professor of Anthropology and Co-director of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory at the University of Chicago. His work engages social theories of capitalism, science, technology studies, and postcolonial studies, holding a special interest in the global political economy of biomedicine, with a comparative focus on the United States and India. He has lectured and published widely in the United States and beyond. In his first major study, Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life (2006), he examines genomics and post-genomic drug development marketplaces in the US and India. His most recent book, Pharmocracy: Value, Politics, and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine (2017), elucidates the political economy of global pharmaceuticals as seen from contemporary India.