Friday, September 17, 2021
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Watch on Watson's YouTube channel.
Join us for a panel discussion of the recent Pew Research Center's report on Indian religions, Religions in India: Tolerance and Segregation.
Chair: Finnian M. Gerety, Brown University.
Panel: Pradeep Chhibber is a Professor of Political Science and Indo-American Community Chair in India Studies at UC Berkeley. Chhibber studies the politics of India, political parties and party systems. His recent research is on the influence of ideology on party system change, religion and politics, elections and parties, and the politics of development in India.
Elaine Fisher is a scholar of South Asian religions and Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University. A specialist in the Śaiva traditions of peninsular India, her research reconstructs notions of religious subjectivity and the religious public in early modern Hinduism.
Neha Sahgal is associate director of research at Pew Research Center, specializing in international polling on religion. Sahgal is involved in all aspects of survey research, including designing the questionnaire, monitoring field work, evaluating data quality and analyzing results. She is an author of studies on the religious beliefs and practices of Muslims around the world, Christian-Muslim relations in sub-Saharan Africa, religion in Latin America, religious divisions in Israel, religion and national identity in Central and Eastern Europe and the role of religion in Western Europe.
Anand Vivek Taneja, is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Islamic Traditions of South Asia at Vanderbilt University. Taneja's research and teaching focuses on the religious and cultural traditions of South Asia, specializing in the anthropological study of contemporary Islam, Indian popular culture, and inter-religious relations between Muslims and Hindus. His work focuses on emergent shrines, ethical formations, and new religious, literary, and cultural expression in the contemporary landscape of urban north India.