Mohammed Rustom, a professor of Islamic Thought and Global Philosophy at Carleton University and the director of the Carleton Centre for the Study of Islam. focuses his research on Islamic philosophy, Arabic, and Persian Sufi literature, Quranic exegesis, translation theory, and cross-cultural philosophy.
James Madaio is a research fellow at the Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague. His areas of interest lie in Indian philosophical traditions, the historiography and genealogy of modern Hindu movements, Indic theories of the self, pedagogy, and hermeneutics, and cross-cultural philosophy and dialogues.
Sean M. Smith, an assistant professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa works at the intersection of Indian Buddhist philosophy (with a particular emphasis on the Pāli tradition) and contemporary philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and moral psychology.
Sajjad Rizvi (Exeter) is an intellectual historian interested in the course of philosophy in the Islamic world both past and present. He also takes an increasing interest in how that study and category of philosophy coincides with the emergent category of global philosophy.
Reza Hadisi (Toronto) pursues questions in ethics, epistemology, and action theory through the study of the history of philosophy. He is particularly interested in the Medieval Arabic and Persian traditions and Kant.
Birgit Kellner is a Buddhologist and Tibetologist who serves as the director of the Institute for Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia in Vienna, part of the Austrian Academy of Science.
Joseph Len “Joey” Miller is an assistant professor of Philosophy at West Chester University who specializes in Native American philosophy and ethics. As an enrolled member of Muscogee Nation, his research focuses on understanding the ethical frameworks of his ancestors and how these frameworks have been adapted to address settler colonialism.
Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach currently holds the chair of “Diversifying Philosophies” at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Her research focuses on world philosophies
Monima Chadha (Monash) researches the cross-cultural philosophy of mind, specifically the classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophy of mind.
Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosa, an assistant professor of Philosophy at Vassar College, will be speaking about the epistemic views of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.
Shankar Nair’s (Virginia) general field of interest is the religious and intellectual history of the Indian subcontinent, particularly as it relates to broader traditions of Sufism and Islamic philosophy, Qur’anic exegesis, and Hindu philosophy and theology.
Daniele Cuneo is a Senior Lecturer at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. His areas of interest include Sanskrit philosophy, the philosophy of emotion, and the philosophy of art and literature.