About

Sikh Formations Podcast-Webinar-Blog is a forum where you can access interviews, talks and debates with scholars, activists and artists working broadly in the field of Sikh and Punjab Studies

The aim of Sikh Formations Podcast-Blog-Webinar is to widen access of scholarly research in the field of Sikh and Punjab studies and make it available to the wider public.

Combining three separate channels of communication (Podcast, Blog and Webinar) it is our hope that scholars and students will find this a useful forum for engaging new audiences. They will also be able to use podcast episodes, blogs and webinars as supplementary teaching materials. Our aim is to facilitate access to key topics in Sikh and Punjab studies for students, activists, artists, scholars and the general public.

PODCAST:  Podcast episodes will consist of an interview, conversation or debate with a scholar who has recently, or in the past, published an article with something to say to the general public. Within each episode one of our editors or guest editors will engage the scholar about her or his article through a series of questions, with the aim of translating difficult ideas into a language understandable by a wide ranging public.

WEBINARS:  The webinar is essentially a research forum for scholars to present new research in Punjab & Sikh studies (or beyond). Each meeting will consist of two main presentations (30-40 min) followed by a book colloquium. We invite graduate students, established scholars and independent researchers to send us abstracts or titles of papers they may wish to present.

BLOG:  We welcome blogs from independent researchers, activists, artists and scholars on any topic related directly or tangentially to the field of Sikh and Punjab studies, but especially written pieces on current fast-moving issues that require a speedier mode of communication. Blogs should be between 300 and 1500 words long.

About the Editorial Team

Arvind-Pal S. Mandair

Dr. Arvind-Pal S. Mandair teaches at the University of Michigan in the department of Asian Languages and Cultures. For details visit the website below.

Website: https://www.arvindpalmandair.com/

Anneeth K. Hundle

Dr. Anneeth K. Hundle is the current Dhan Kaur Sahota Presidential Chair in Sikh Studies at the University of California, Irvine School of Social Sciences. She is also an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Associated Faculty with the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley.

Institution Page: https://africa.berkeley.edu/people/anneeth-kaur-hundle

Jagbir Jhutti-Johal

Dr. Jagbir Jhutti-Johal is a senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham where she has taught since 2002. She specializes in the study of law and her research encompasses a range of related topics in Sikh Studies, such as gender and Sikhism, science and Sikhism and contemporary Sikhism.

Institution Page: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/tr/jhutti-johal-jagbir.aspxhttps://lsa.umich.edu/anthro/people/graduate-students/punnu.html

Harjeet S. Grewal

Dr. Harjeet S. Grewal teaches at the University of Calgary in the department of classics and religion. He is currently working on turning this into a book length study of the janamsakhi literature and a co-written book on Hip-hop, Khalistani Rap and Social Justice.

Institution Page: https://clare.ucalgary.ca/manageprofile/profiles/1-8127890

Puninder Singh

Puninder Singh is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Michigan. His interests include linguistic anthropology, anthropology of religion, ideologies of language and spiritual traditions of South Asia.

Institution Page: https://lsa.umich.edu/anthro/people/graduate-students/punnu.html

Alexander Prosi

Alexander Prosi holds an MA in transcultural studies and a BA in Asian Languages and Cultures with a Japanese concentration from the University of Michigan. Their academic interests include critical religious studies, colonial studies, consciousness studies and critical race studies.