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Marie-Hélène Gorisse
Marie-Hélène Gorisse is the Dharmanath Assistant Professor in Jain Studies at the University of Birmingham. She received her PhD in philosophy and diploma in Sanskrit from the University of Lille and was a Guest Professor at Ghent University, a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS and a Postdoctoral Researcher in Leiden, Ghent and Birmingham. She specialises in Jainism and in the way its epistemology and hermeneutics are developed in dialogue with other South Asian philosophico-religious traditions. She also works on the contemporary relevance of Jainism as a contributor to the global philosophy of religion. She is the author of many papers, including ‘Jaina Philosophy’ in the Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the editor of volumes like the special issue Knowing through perspectives in Jain philosophy. Historical approaches in the Journal of Indian Philosophy, and has done podcasts on Jainism, for example in Robert Lawrence Kuhn’s Closer to Truth, or Peter Adamson’s History of Philosophy without gap series.
Tine Vekemans
Professor Tine Vekemans holds the Ācārya Mahāprajña Chair for Jain Studies at Ghent University. Additionally, she is a postdoctoral research fellow funded by Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO). Her approach to Jain studies combines ethnography with textual study, but always starts from practices and experiences of Jains. Over the past decade, her research touched upon diverse aspects of modern Jainism, including Jain migration history, changing lay-mendicant relations, Jainism in the digital age, and processes of knowledge transfer in the Jain diaspora.
Christopher Miller
Christopher Jain Miller, the co-founder and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Arihanta Institute, completed his PhD in the study of Religion at the University of California, Davis. He is a Visiting Researcher at the University of Zürich’s Asien-Orient-Institut and Visiting Professor at Claremont School of Theology where he co-developed and co-runs a remotely available Masters Degree Program focusing on Engaged Jain Studies. His current research focuses on Modern Yoga and Engaged Jainism. Christopher is the author of a number of articles and book chapters concerned with Jainism and the practice of modern yoga. He is a co-editor of the volume Beacons of Dharma: Spiritual Exemplars for the Modern Age (Lexington 2020) and author of Embodying Transnational Yoga: Eating, Singing, and Breathing in Transformation (Routledge 2024).