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Rao, Badrinath

Flint | United States


Badrinath Rao is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies in the Department of Liberal Studies at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan in the United States. He is also a licensed attorney in Michigan, United States. Currently, Prof. Rao is the Kosciusko Foundation Visiting Professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

Dr. Rao obtained his JD from Wayne State University School of Law in Detroit, Michigan. Earlier, he earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Rao’s expertise is in South Asian politics, culture, and society. He also works in the areas of sociology of law and sociology of religion.

Dr. Rao has taught in six countries: India, China, the United States, Spain, Poland, and Canada. He was a visiting faculty in the Master’s Program at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, University of the Basque Country, Oñati, Spain in 2005-07. Dr. Rao was also a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Asian Studies in Sichuan University, Chengdu, China in 2009. In 2014, he was a Visiting Professor at the Southeast University in Nanjing, China, and at the Harbin Institute of Technology, School of Law, Harbin, China. In the summer of 2017, Prof. Rao was a Visiting Faculty at the School of Law in Hunan University, Changsha, China. Besides, he has visited China 11 times and lectured in 36 Chinese universities on issues concerning the law, social sciences, and leadership and ethics.

Dr. Rao has lectured and presented papers in several countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, S. Korea, Serbia, Spain, and USA.

Dr. Rao is currently working on a monograph on the justice system in India.