Jasjit Singh

Research Fellow in Religious and Cultural Transmission, University of Leeds

Dr Jasjit Singh is a Research Fellow in Religious and Cultural Transmission based at the University of Leeds and a recognised expert on Sikhs in Britain. His research examines religious identity and processes of religious and cultural transmission among British South Asians with a focus on British Sikhs. His research interests include Religion and Youth, Religion and Media, Religious Identity, Sikh Studies and Religion in Diaspora. Jasjit has an emerging track record in publications including peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. He regularly presents his work in both academic and non-academic contexts including at national and international conferences, public lectures and on national and Sikh media. Jasjit is a visiting fellow at the Faiths & Civil Society Unit at Goldsmiths University of London and is a member of a number of academic networks including ‘Sikhs in Europe’, ‘Religious Literacy Leadership in Higher Education’ and the ‘Religion and Diversity Project’ in Canada.

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Recent publications

2015: The Voice(s) of British Sikhs in Religion in Diaspora: Cultures of Citizenship by Jane Garnett and Sondra Hausner (eds.) Palgrave
2014: The Guru’s Way: Exploring Diversity Among British Khalsa Sikhs, Religion Compass, Volume 8 (7), pp. 209-219
2014: Sikh-ing online: the role of the Internet in the religious lives of young British Sikhs, Contemporary South Asia, Volume 22 (1), pp. 82-97
2012: Keeping the Faith: Reflections on religious nurture among young British Sikhs, Journal of Beliefs and Values, Volume 33 (3), pp. 369-383


More from Jasjit…

Sikh Activism in Britain: Narratives and Issues

A new CREST guide by Dr Jasjit Singh looks at the narratives and issues which lead Sikhs in Britain to participate in publicly visible...Read More »

Sikh Activism in Britain: Narratives and Issues

A guide by Dr Jasjit Singh on the narratives and issues which lead Sikhs in Britain to participate in publicly visible activism. Sikh activism...Read More »

Exploring ‘Sikh Radicalisation’ in Britain

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Sikh Radicalisation in Britain

In November 2015 the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the UK. According to Indian media, during this visit he presented a dossier on...Read More »

The idea, context, framing and realities of ‘Sikh radicalisation’ in Britain: Executive Summary

This is the executive summary of the full report, by Dr Jasjit Singh, on ‘Sikh radicalisation’ in Britain, an issue which has received much...Read More »

The idea, context, framing and realities of ‘Sikh radicalisation’ in Britain: Full Report

This CREST report, by Dr Jasjit Singh, focuses on ‘Sikh radicalisation’ in Britain, an issue which has received much political and media attention, but...Read More »

Religious transmission among young adults in the digital age

Dr Jasjit Singh explains how young British Sikhs learn about their religious and cultural heritage, and the factors that influence their beliefs. One of...Read More »

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