Arvind-Pal S. Mandair is a Professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan. He holds the Tara Singh & Balwant Kaur Chattha, Gurbax Singh & Kirpal Kaur Brar Endowed Chair in Sikh studies. He is also a Faculty Associate in Asian and Pacific Islander American Studies Department (A/PIA). His research and teaching interests include world philosophies, cross-cultural philosophy, postcoloniality, diaspora, spirituality and consciousness studies, theories of violence, critical religion studies, and political theory, especially in their applications to Sikh and South Asian traditions.

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