Simran Jeet Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion at Trinity University. He is also the Senior Religion Fellow for the Sikh Coalition and is responsible for educating the broader American public about the Sikh faith and traditions.
Simran’s academic expertise focuses on the formations of religious communities and literatures in early modern South Asia. His graduate training focused on the history of religions in South Asia, and he has taught courses at Columbia University and Trinity University on Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, and Sikh traditions. Simran’s recent scholarship and public engagement at the Sikh Coalition also engages issues of xenophobia, racial profiling and hate violence in our post 9/11 America.
Simran is a prolific writer who has contributed over 50 opinion pieces to news outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. He has become a consistent expert for reporters and news outlets across the world on national security, civil rights, religion and culture. His thought leadership also extends to the White House and Pentagon, where he has given keynote addresses on behalf of the Sikh community.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Simran is a diehard Spurs fan and avid marathon runner. He currently lives between San Antonio and Manhattan, New York -- where his wife, Dr. Gunisha Kaur, teaches and works as an anesthesiologist at Cornell Medical College.
Simran is a Truman National Security Fellow who is fluent in multiple languages. He holds a PhD from Columbia University, a graduate degree from Harvard University, and an undergraduate degree from Trinity University.