Iftikhar Ahmad is a labor relations expert and a recent graduate from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations who now works for the Planning Commission of Pakistan. He has previously worked in the Pakistani government’s Ministry of Labour and Manpower. His research interests encompass comparative labor relations/law, tripartism and the informal economy. Besides […]
Daromir Rudnyckyj is professor of anthropology at the University of Victoria, where he serves as director of the Counter Currency Laboratory and principal investigator for the Futures of Money project. Rudnyckyj’s book Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance examines efforts to create a transnational financial network independent of debt and efforts to make Kuala Lumpur […]
Amanda Lanzillo is a historian of South Asia, researching artisanship and experiences of labor, technology and social change within Indian communities. She is the author of Pious Labor. She is a lecturer at Brunel University London.
Heinz Werner Wessler is a professor of Indology at Uppsala University in Sweden. He focuses on Hindi and Urdu languages, cultural history, as well as religion and society in India and Pakistan.
Kathryn Hurlock is a reader in medieval history at Manchester Metropolitan University, specializing in medieval British history, aspects of warfare and the history of pilgrimage in Britain and Europe from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
Anne E. Bailey is a medievalist, pilgrimage enthusiast and researcher at Oxford University who writes about saints, relics, shrines and pilgrims.
M. Shobhana Xavier is a professor of religion at Queen’s University in Canada. Her work focuses on contemporary global Islam and Sufism, with particular regional interests in North America (United States and Canada) and South Asia (Sri Lanka) examining sacred spaces, rituals, practices, memory and gender dynamics.
Ian Reader is professor emeritus at the University of Manchester. His prime areas of research are on religious dynamics in the contemporary world, with a special focus on Japan, on pilgrimage and on the links between religion and violence.
Antón M. Pazos is a historian and theologian at the Instituto de Estudios Gallegos Padre Sarmiento in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. His research has centered on the contemporary religious history of Spain and America, including pilgrimage in both places.