Prof. (Dr.) John Robert Clammer


B.A. (Hons.) (University of Lancaster);
Master of Studies; D.Phil. (University of Oxford)


Prof. (Dr.) John Clammer is a Professor at Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities. He comes to the university after a long period in Japan as Professor of Comparative Sociology and Asian Studies at Sophia University and formerly Director of the Graduate School of Comparative Culture there, and as Visiting Professor at the United Nations University, Tokyo. He is a graduate of Oxford University and completed his D.Phil. degree there in Social Anthropology. He has lived and worked around the world and has been a university teacher, visiting professor or fellow at a number of universities including Oxford, the Australian National University, Buenos Aires, Kent, Hull, the National University of Singapore, Handong (South Korea), Pondicherry Central University and the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. He has published widely across a range of areas including development sociology, religion, art and society, urban sociology, social and cultural theory, and economic anthropology. He has just completed a new book on the cultural dimensions of sustainability and continues to work on issues around the interface of culture and development which was the subject of books published in 2012 and 2015 and he hopes to continue this emphasis at JGU and where possible explore its relevance to contemporary India.