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Conversations in Sikh Studies with Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer
Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer, in conversation with professors of Sikh Studies in universities across the USA, Canada, Europe, India, and Pakistan on the topic of Sikh Studies at their respective Universities. Although Sikh Studies is broadly accepted and a number of new chairs have been created, people, in general, are not aware of the diversity and quality of work the professors are enabling. These Webinars aim to enhance the general interest in Sikh Studies.

Jan 23, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer
@UC Santa Barbara
Mark Juergensmeyer is professor of global studies,professor of sociology, and affiliate professor of religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the founding director of the Global and International Studies Program and the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies. He is an expert on religious violence, conflict resolution and South Asian religion and politics, and has published more than two hundred articles and twenty books, including the co-authored God in the Tumult of the Global Square: Religion in Global Civil Society, Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence, Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State, Gandhi's Way, and more. He is the recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for contributions to the study of religion, and was awarded the Silver Award of the Queen Sofia Center for the Study of Violence in Spain.
Dr. Pashaura Singh
@UC Riverside
Dr. Pashaura Singh (Ph. D., University of Toronto, Canada, 1991) is Professor and Dr. Jasbir Singh Saini Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). Currently, he is the chair of the Department of Religious Studies at UCR. His teaching and research focus on scriptural studies and early Sikh history. He has authored /edited several volumes dealing with Sikh studies including The Guru Granth Sahib: Canon, Meaning, and Authority (2000). Currently, he is working on two research projects, namely A Dictionary of Sikh Studies (OUP, UK, 2017) and Sacred Melodies: History, Theory and the Performance of Sikh Kirtan.