Caleb Simmons is the Executive Director of Arizona Online, Professor of Religious Studies, and Faculty Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. He specializes in religion in South Asia, especially Hinduism, and digital and online learning.
This edition of ReligionLink provides background on what Hindu nationalism is, stories that show how it is influencing politics across the globe and experts to help you better understand its heady mix of ideological politics and national identity.
Ather Zia is an anthropologist, professor and former BBC journalist at the University of Northern Colorado Greeley. Her research focuses on the Kashmir region.
Suraj Yengde is a research fellow at Harvard University and author of Caste Matters.
Shana Sippy is a research associate in religion at Carleton College whose work focuses on Hindu publics.
Ria Chakrabarty is the policy director for Hindus for Human Rights.
Manuel Lopez Zafra is an assistant professor of religion at the New College of Florida in Sarasota. He is an expert on Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism, and Hinduism. He also has a popular blog that explores his other interest – religion in popular culture, especially in television and films.
Anuttama Dasa is the international media coordinator for ISKCON and a member of its Governing Body Commission. He joined ISKCON in 1975 and lives in Rockville, Md.
Michael Hawley is a professor teaching with an emphasis in Sikhism, Hinduism, and South Asian diasporas. He is an expert in Sikhism.