Prof. Sushil Mittal
James Madison University
Sushil Mittal is Professor of Religion in the Department of Philosophy and Religion and Founding Director of the Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence at James Madison University. He has served on the faculties of the University of Florida in Gainesville and Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.
His discipline by training is cultural anthropology, but he is located in a department of religion where he teaches Hinduism and Gandhian thought. He has conducted archival and field research in Canada, India, South Africa, and the United States at intervals during the last two decades. He is the (Founding) Editor of the International Journal of Hindu Studies (1997- ) and the International Journal of Gandhi Studies (2012- ). Professor Mittal was born in Canada (his “janma-bhumi”) but has now dedicated himself to working in the United States (his “karma-bhumi”) and he looks to India as the main source of his spiritual inspiration (his “dharma- bhumi”).