Mr. Shashi Roopram is a political anthropologist, specialized in the construction of political identities among Surinamese-Hindustani’s in the Netherlands. He received a B.A. in History at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in 2010, and will complete a M.Sc. (Res) in Social Research at the VU University of Amsterdam in 2012. He recently finished a research on Surinamese-Hindustani PVV-voters in the Netherlands and works as a junior lecturer at the VU University Amsterdam at the department of Methodology and Sociology of the faculty of Social Sciences. He lectures primarily on qualitative methodology, multiculturalism and identification processes. In the fall of 2012, he will start a PhD study on the construction of political identities among Surinamese-Hindustani’s in Surinam and the Netherlands.

During 2010 and 2012 Shashi was furthermore active in the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) and held various positions within this party. As the campagneleader of the local department in the Hague city, he was responsible for the organization of the PvdA campagne for the general elections of 2010 and the provincial elections of 2011. He was furthermore candidate Provincial councillor in South-Holland during the provincial elections of 2011.

Shashi recently published a study on the development of fieldwork ethics in anthropology in the latest edition of the Amsterdam Social Science Journal and has various forthcoming publications regarding populism and migrants, multiculturalism and identity.

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