Ikerbasque Research Professor and Scientific Director of the International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL/IISJ) in Oñati.
Law & Society/Socio-legal studies, anthropology of law. Global legal pluralism, restorative justice and community building, decolonization of national and international law.
Previous research experience as European Science Foundation (ESF) research fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden, The Netherlands; Senior research fellow at the IIAS in Leiden, The Netherlands; Researcher at the Meertens Institute, a Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences institute for Dutch Anthropology in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Senior research fellow in the Project Group “Legal Pluralism” at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Social in Halle, Germany; Senior research fellow at the Law & Anthropology Department of the MPI for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany; Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Centre for Advanced Studies “Law as Culture”, Bonn, Germany; Fellow at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) in Leiden, The Netherlands; Senior fellow at the Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies (HCAS) “Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities” in Leipzig, Germany.
Dr. phil. in 1997 from Ludwig Maximilans University in Munich, Germany; Dr. phil. habil. in 2015 from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.