Lars Aaberg

Lars Aaberg

Associate Professor

B.A. (University of California-Los Angeles)

M.Phil. (University of Oslo)

Ph.D. (SOAS University of London)

Lars Aaberg is Associate Professor at Jindal Global Law School at O.P. Jindal Global University. His research focuses on the cultural politics of gender and sexuality, with a particular interest in claims to rights and representations that go beyond the law and legal frameworks. Utilizing empirical research methods, primarily ethnography, Lars seeks to understand how private sector actors intervene in and govern gender in India. His interest has been applied to efforts to focus on gender in corporate social responsibility (CSR) programming and how CSR can be understood as a form of welfare beyond the state. He utilizes ethnography to better understand not only how rights are claimed through corporate philanthropy, but also the experiences of both CSR actors and CSR beneficiaries. In addition, he has conducted research focusing on state-led urban development and women’s empowerment initiatives. His ethnographic work to date has largely focused on urban South India.

Prior to joining Jindal Global Law School, he lectured politics at SOAS University of London, taught anthropology at University College London, and taught anthropology and geography at the London School of Economics, where he was recognized for his excellence in teaching. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), where he double-majored in Philosophy and Women’s Studies, a Master of Philosophy from the University of Oslo, and a doctorate in Gender Studies from SOAS University of London.