Here is our latest Pub Theology with Dr. Simran Jeet Singh. For more information about Pub Theology Online please go to our Facebook Page.
A much needed conversation with Dr. Simran Jeet Singh about having a loving response during times of racialization, misidentification, and hate. We will discuss his new book “Fauja Singh Keeps Going: A True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon” and how that story can teach us all about dreams, dedication and a beloved communtiy. Thank you to Mayor Ron Nirenberg, G.P and Mummy Singh, and all of our guests who made it a special night.
Pub Theology is hosted by Pastor Gavin Rogers and special host Erika Stiner. Pub Theology is a weekly dialogue group that talks about faith, our community, and creating the common good. “Different Brews and Different Views” All perspectives welcome. #pubtheology #compassion
Simran is a prolific writer and professor who contributes frequently to various news outlets and digital platforms. He has become a consistent expert for reporters and news outlets around the world in television, radio, and print media. Dr. Singh also serves on the board for the Religion Newswriters Association, the premiere organization for religion journalists in the country.
Simran’s academic expertise focuses on the history of religious communities in South Asia, and he has taught at Columbia University and Trinity University on Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, and Sikh traditions. Simran’s recent scholarship and public engagement examines xenophobia, racial profiling and hate violence in post 9/11 America. He is currently working on two books for publication – one explores the intersections of race and religion in modern Islamophobia, and the other historicizes the formation of the Sikh tradition around the earliest memories of its founder, Guru Nanak.
In addition to his academic and media commitments, Simran speaks regularly on a variety of topics related to diversity, inclusion, civil rights, religion, and hate violence. His thought leadership extends to a number of audiences, including educational institutions, religious communities, and public venues like the White House and Pentagon.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Simran is a diehard Spurs fan and avid marathon runner. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Manhattan, New York, where his wife, Dr. Gunisha Kaur, teaches and works as an anesthesiologist specializing in global health at Weill Cornell Medical College.