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Union Theological Seminary appoints Dr Simran Jeet Singh as assistant professor in Interreligious Histories

A Sikh Coalition fellow and a Harvard-Columbia graduate, he brings a wealth of experience in Islamic Studies and a commitment to diversity.

Dr Simran Jeet Singh. / Ryan Lash/utsnyc.edu

The Union Theological Seminary in New York has appointed Sikh Coalition fellow Dr Simran Jeet Singh as an assistant professor in Interreligious Histories. Singh, who graduated from Harvard and Columbia universities, previously taught Islamic Studies at Trinity University.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the faculty at Union Theological Seminary. This place has been really special for a really long time, and I couldn’t be more honored to be connected to it in a meaningful way,” Singh said in a statement. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to be part of its rich community and rich history, and I’m hopeful that my efforts here will be worthy of the many giants who have walked through Union’s hallways over the years.”

Singh writes for major media outlets such as Harvard Business Review, TIME Magazine, and Religion News Service. He also authored the award-winning children’s book 'Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon'.



Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary, welcomed Singh's appointment saying that he already had a strong presence as a public intellectual.

“We are thrilled to bring on a historian as well as justice leader with expertise in religious histories shaped by interreligious contact, conflict, and transformation including his tremendous experience with contemplative traditions and spiritual formation,” Jones said.

Su Yon Pak, Union's vice president of Academic Affairs and dean, said Singh brought in years of experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring diverse students.

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Singh now lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters, where he enjoys running, writing, and spending time with his family.

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