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.
Research fellow, University of Leeds
Postdoctoral Research and Impact Fellow, University of Leeds
Doctoral Researcher, University of Leeds
University of Leeds, PhD
University of Leeds, MA (Distinction)
University of Manchester, BSc
Sikh-ing online: the role of the Internet in the religious lives of young British Sikhs, Contemporary South Asia
Keeping the Faith: Reflections on religious nurture among young British Sikhs, Journal of Beliefs and Values
Global Sikh-ers: Transnational Learning Practices of Young British Sikhs in Sikhs, Sikhs Across Borders
Sikh-ing Beliefs: British Sikh Camps in the UK , Sikhs in Europe: Migration, Identities and Representation
British Sikhs, Hair and the Turban , Religion and Youth
Head First: A Study of the perspectives of young British Sikhs on Hair and the Turban, Journal of Contemporary Religion