Visiting Scholars

In the past years the Center has hosted the following scholars:

2012-2013

Asma Qadri
Punjabi
Punjab University, Lahore

Dr. Qadri worked on Punjabi Sufi poetry, attended classes on Sikh and Punjab history, and helped taught Shahmukhi script to Punjabi VI students.

2011-2012

Shinder S. Thandi
Economics
Coventry University, UK

In addition to working on Global Sikhism, a joint project with Gurinder Singh Mann, Dr. Thandi taught Punjabi and delivered lectures on the Sikhs living in the diaspora.

2010-2011

Harpreet Singh
History
University of Otago, New Zealand

During his stay, Harpreet attended courses in Sikh history, Punjabi literature, and the study of religion in general.

2008-2009

Jasreen Grewal
Education
Panjab University
Chandigarh, India

Jasreen pursued her work in Linguistics and taught Punjabi at UCSB.

2008-2009

Laura Hirvi
Ethnology
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Laura visited UCSB as a Fulbright scholar. Laura is undertaking a comparative research study on the Sikh community in Helsinki in Finland and Yuba City in USA. The focus of her project lies on the question how Sikh diasporic identities are constructed in a transnational context.

2006-2007

Kristina Myrvold
Anthropology
Lund University, Sweden

During her stay, she worked on her doctoral dissertation entitled: “Inside the Guru’s Gate: Ritual Uses of Texts among the Sikhs in Varanasi.” (Lund University, 2007)