Simran is a Professor of Religion at Trinity University and Senior Religion Fellow for the Sikh Coalition, a civil rights organization based in New York City. This year, Simran serves as the Henry R. Luce Fellow for Religion in International Affairs at NYU’s Center for Religion and Media, and next year he will begin another writing fellowship with the prestigious American Council of Learned Societies. He frequently contributes opinion pieces to various news outlets and is a consistent expert for reporters around the world in television, radio, and print media. Simran is also on the board for Religion News Association, a fellow for the Truman National Security Project, and a termmember for the Council on Foreign Relations.
Simran holds graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and he has taught various courses, including introductions to the Sikh, Hindu, Islamic, and Buddhist traditions. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Simran is a diehard Spurs fan and avid marathoner. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Manhattan, New York.