Patricia Spyer Former Vice-chair of the Prince Claus Fund Board

Patricia Spyer is a Professor of anthropology & sociology at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. She obtained her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Chicago, was a William Rainey Harper Fellow in the University of Chicago’s College and a founding member of the Research Center Religion & Society at the University of Amsterdam. From 2001 through 2015 she held the Chair of Cultural Anthropology of Contemporary Indonesia at Leiden University. She was Global Distinguished Professor at New York University’s Center for Religion & Media and Department of Anthropology (2009-12), and a Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre of the Australian National University in 2014. She has published numerous articles and books, is on the editorial board of the Annual Review of Anthropology, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.