Program Head, Anthropology; Research Professor of Anthropology
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA King’s College, London University; MSt (Master of Studies), DPhil University of Oxford
Research Websites: Global Asia Initiative
Research Areas: ritual and kingship in northern India, diasporic Islam in the UK and Pakistan
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.