Pankaj Jain

Department: 
Philosophy and Religion
College: 
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Email: 
pankaj.jain@unt.edu
Phone: 
(940) 369-8126
Expertise: 
Indian economy, India-China relations, India-Pakistan relations, caste issues, Hindu-Muslim issues, beef ban, vegetarianism, Indian culture, yoga, Diwali, Holi, Bollywood, Dalai Lama, minorities in USA, racial and religious discrimination in the USA, pluralism, diversity
Education: 
Ph.D., dharma and ecology, University of Iowa M.A., South Asian religions, Columbia University B.S., computer science, Karnatak University, India
Activities: 
Quoted on the History Channel about Diwali and in the Washington Post about yoga. Author of “Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities: Sustenance and Sustainability.” Appointed scholar-in-resident for GreenFaith, a leading national interfaith environmental group; working with GreenFaith to involve national and regional Hindu and Jain groups in the group’s environmental certification and fellowship programs that promote environmental leadership among Hindu and Jain leaders and temples in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond. Portions of his research have been published in journals such as “Journal of Vaishnava Studies,” “Religion Compass,” “Religious Studies Review,” “Visual Anthropology” and “Worldviews.”