Professor Juergensmeyer Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Sikh Studies

Award Recipient: 

Distinguished Professor Mark Juergensmeyer

Award Date: 

Friday, May 3, 2019

At the recent Sikh Studies Conference held at University of California at Riverside, UCSB Global Studies Distinguished Professor Mark Juergensmeyer won the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to Sikh Studies. The largest North American conference in the field of Sikh Studies was presented by the Jasbir Singh Saini Endowed Chair--held by Dr. Pashaura Singh--at the University of California Riverside. This particular conference lands on the 550th anniversary commemorating the birth of the founder of the Sikh religion: Guru Nanak (1469-1539).  Panel discussions were held May 3-4, 2019, and professors from around the world shared their expertise on a diverse range of topics and approaches within Sikh Studies including philosophy, history, musicology, literature, gender studies, and theology. For more details, please visit: