Rosa Maria Perez is a professor of the Department of Anthropology of ISCTE- University of Lisbon Institute and she is currently a visiting and chair professor (Anthropology) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar (spring). Since 2000 she was a regular visiting professor at the Department of Portuguese Studies, of Anthropology and of the Watson Institute of International Relations, Brown University. Her core research is in Indian society and social segregation (with a special focus on Dalits and women), colonialism and post-colonialism, fieldwork methodology, citizenship and human rights, globalization and diaspora. Perez is a member of the Council of the European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS), a member of the Board of The South Asian Democratic Forum (SADF), a member of Steering Committee, Instituto Universitario Europeo (European University Institute), Firenze, and of the Pool of Reviewers of Anthropology, European Science Foundation. She is currently a consultant for EquiP – Europe-India Social Sciences and Humanities Platform and of the Commission for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (United Nations). She is a member of the International Group for Studies of Colonial periodical press of the Portuguese empire (IGSCP-IP). Her last books in English are Mirrors of the Empire, ed. (2002), Kings and Untouchables. A Study of the Caste System in Western India (2004, out of stock) The Tulsi and the Cross. Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter in Goa ((2012, 1st edition out of stock; 2nd edition in print).