Editorial Collective

Kristie Dotson

Professor Kristie Dotson specializes in epistemology, metaphilosophy, and feminist philosophy (particularly, women of color and Black feminisms). Specifically, Dr. Dotson works on how knowledge-related concerns play a role in maintaining and obscuring oppression. She has published numerous journal articles in political epistemology, Black feminist philosophy, and metaphilosophy.

Muhammad U. Faruq

Muhammad U. Faruque is the Inayat Malik Assistant Professor and a Taft Center Fellow at the University of Cincinnati. His current book project aims to develop a new theory of the human and the more-than-human world based on a cross-cultural, multidisciplinary approach that draws on contemporary perspectives in the environmental humanities and environmental ethics on one hand and Sufism and Islamic Contemplative Studies on the other.


Nathaniel Gallant

Nathaniel Gallant is a PhD student in the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. He has worked as an editor, translator, and writer between the US and Japan. His research follows entangled concepts of translation, selfhood, and aesthetics as Buddhism was translated into new contexts in pre-modern and modern East Asia, and how these histories continue to reshape the Anglophone spiritual imaginary.


Sian Hawthorne

Sian Hawthorne is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Religion and Politics at SOAS University of London. She serves as the subject head for Religion and Philosophies. She is the editor of the Bloomsbury Religion, Gender, and Sexuality series, and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Religion and Gender since 2011. Sian developed and convenes the BA World Philosophies programme, the MA Religion in Global Politics programme and contributes to teaching on the MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation.


Elvis Imafidon

Elvis Imafidon is a Lecturer in the Department of Religions and Philosophies and Director of the Centre for Global and Comparative Philosophies at SOAS University of London. He is also a Research Associate at the African Centre for Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science, University of Johannesburg. His areas of research include African Philosophy, the philosophy of difference, the philosophy of corporeality, the philosophy of healthcare, ethics, and ontology, primarily from African philosophical perspectives


Leah Kalmanson

Leah Kalmanson is an Associate Professor and the Bhagwan Adinath Professor of Jain Studies at the University of North Texas. Dr. Kalmanson holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Before joining UNT, she was an Associate Professor at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she taught from 2010 to 2021. Dr. Kalmanson actively engages the rich heritage of world philosophies in both scholarly and pedagogical contexts


Richard E. King

Professor Richard King studied philosophy and religious studies at the University of Hull before completing a PhD on Hindu and Buddhist philosophy at the University of Lancaster. He has worked in a number of different universities including Stirling, Derby, Vanderbilt (Nashville, USA), Glasgow and is currently at SOAS.

Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach

Dr. Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach is Professor of Philosophy at VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Philosophies. Her research is located at the interstices of cross-cultural philosophy and political philosophy.

Arvind-Pal S. Mandair

Arvind-Pal S. Mandair is Professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan, USA. He holds the Tara Singh, Balwant Kaur Chattha, Gurbax Singh and Kirpal Kaur Brar Professorship in Sikh Studies. He was trained in Continental Philosophy, World Philosophies, the Study of Religion and Post-Colonial Theory. Details about his work can be found on his website.

Kyle Whyte

Kyle Whyte is George Willis Pack Professor at the School for Environment and Sustainability, teaching in the SEAS environmental justice specialization. He is founding Faculty Director of the Tishman Center for Social Justice and the Environment, Principal Investigator of the Energy Equity Project, and Affiliate Professor of Native American Studies and Philosophy.

Editorial Assistant

Alexander Prosi

Alexander Prosi is a PhD student in American Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. They hold an MA in Transcultural Studies and a BA in Asian Languages and Cultures (Japanese concentration) from the University of Michigan. Their academic interests include critical religious studies, American empire, and translation around trans* experiences and identities as it pertains to anglophone discourse.