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Sim J. Singh

Senior Fellow, Sikh Coalition
Washington D.C.

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Sim J. Singh is an expert in advocacy issues that challenge political rhetoric against immigrant and minority communities.

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Dr. Simran Jeet Singh is a scholar, writer, and racial justice activist. He is currently a visiting scholar at NYU's Center for Religion and Media, a Senior Fellow for the Sikh Coalition, and a columnist for Religion News Service. Singh, who earned his graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, also serves on the Religion and Foreign Policy Advisory Committee for the Council on Foreign Relations, as an honorary fellow at the University of Birmingham (UK), and as a Truman National Security Fellow for the Truman National Security Project. 

His leadership experience includes serving as Chaplain at New York University and Religious Life Advisor at Columbia University, as well as an appointment to Governor Cuomo's Interfaith Advisory Committee for the State of New York. Singh is the author of "Covering Sikhs," a guidebook to help journalists accurately report on the Sikh community. His picture book biography on Fauja Singh, the world's oldest marathoner, will be published by Penguin (Kokila) in 2020, and he expects to publish his adult non-fiction book on Sikh wisdom for our current times with Penguin in 2021. 

Topics

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • US Politics
  • Hate Crimes and Violence

Issue Areas

Sikhism, Racial/Religious Profiling, Hate Violence/Hate Crimes, National Security, Discrimination and Bigotry, US Politics, Race & Racism