Marzia Balzani

Research Professor of Anthropology

Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi


B.A. King’s College, London University; M.St. (Master of Studies), D.Phil. University of Oxford

Marzia Balzani is a social anthropologist. Her publications have focused in particular on ritual and kingship among the social and political elites of Rajasthan in northern India, and she is currently working on diasporic Islam in the UK and Pakistan. Balzani’s work combines ethnography and history and is at present extending into considerations of globalization and urban space.