Professor Nijhawan’s research interests are interdisciplinary, combining methodologies and theories drawn from social and cultural anthropology, history, sociology, cultural studies and the study of religion. He has conducted extensive ethnographic research on Sikh religious formations in India and Europe. His most recent work focuses on religious transnationalism and diaspora formation. He is also co-editing a book on Suffering in Arts and has ventured into documentary filmmaking. In early 2013, he held a fellowship at the Max Weber Kolleg for Advanced Social Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany.
Keywords: Sikh religious formation; religious transnationalism and diaspora formation; India; Sikh Diaspora; Ahmadiyya Diaspora