Research fellow, University of Leeds

Dr Jasjit Singh is a postdoctoral research fellow based at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on the religious lives of British South Asians, in particular young British Sikhs. His research examines religious identity and processes of religious transmission and learning in particular the relationship between traditional arenas of religious transmission such as the family environment and religious institutions and newer arenas of religious transmission often organised by young people themselves including camps, University faith societies and the Internet. His current interests include examining the role of the arts and media in religious learning and identity formation.

His PhD thesis 'Keeping the Faith: The Transmission of Sikhism among 18-30 year old British Sikhs' was recognised for research excellence. He has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on the religious lives of young British Sikhs.

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research and Impact Fellow, University of Leeds
  • 2008–2012
    Doctoral Researcher, University of Leeds

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Leeds, PhD
  • 2008 
    University of Leeds, MA (Distinction)
  • 1993 
    University of Manchester, BSc

Publications

  • 2014
    Sikh-ing online: the role of the Internet in the religious lives of young British Sikhs, Contemporary South Asia
  • 2012
    Keeping the Faith: Reflections on religious nurture among young British Sikhs, Journal of Beliefs and Values
  • 2012
    Global Sikh-ers: Transnational Learning Practices of Young British Sikhs in Sikhs, Sikhs Across Borders
  • 2011
    Sikh-ing Beliefs: British Sikh Camps in the UK , Sikhs in Europe: Migration, Identities and Representation
  • 2010
    British Sikhs, Hair and the Turban , Religion and Youth
  • 2010
    Head First: A Study of the perspectives of young British Sikhs on Hair and the Turban, Journal of Contemporary Religion