People – Managers

Those actively involved in managing the Society and site

Dr Peter Pasedach

Dr Peter Pasedach

Peter Pasedach is a research associate at the department for Indology and Tibetology of Hamburg University. He is a Sanskritist specialising in court poetry, on which he leads a DFG-funded project, and yoga-related texts.  He has taught Sanskrit and related topics in Hamburg, Göttingen and Leiden. He is actively involved in the building up of the focus Yoga Studies at Hamburg University.

Dr Christopher Jain Miller

Dr 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.

Dr Suzanne Newcombe

Dr Suzanne Newcombe

Suzanne Newcombe is a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the Open University (UK) where she researches modern yoga from a sociological and social historical perspective. She is also the Director of Inform, a registered charity that researches and provides information on new and minority religions and spiritualities.

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