I am a Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies at the University of Birmingham. My research encompasses a range of related topics in Sikh Studies, such as gender and Sikhism, science and Sikhism and contemporary Sikhism.
On the teaching side, I teach Introduction to Sikhism (second-year undergraduate); Placement Module (second–year undergraduate); and an MPhil(B) course on Sikh Studies, MA in Religion Politics and Society; and I’m supervising PhD theses on Sikhs and Identity, and an Historical account of the development of the Gurdwara Act 1925.
I’m currently a Commissioner on the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life: community, diversity and the common good) convened by The Woolf Institute, Cambridge (2013-15)
I am a Board member - ‘The European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies’.
I was a Working Group Member on the Family Justice Council’s Domestic Violence Working Group, and an Advisory Member for the West Midlands Area Ethnic Community Engagement Board