Armando Salvatore, a social theorist and scholar of comparative religion, is the Barbara and Patrick Keenan Chair in Interfaith Studies and Professor of Global Religious Studies (Society and Politics) at McGill University. He has taught and researched at Humboldt University Berlin, University of Naples 'L’Orientale,' National University of Singapore, Leipzig University, and Australian National University, Canberra. He is the author of The Sociology of Islam: Knowledge, Power and Civility (Wiley Blackwell, 2016) and the chief editor of The Wiley Blackwell History of Islam (Wiley Blackwell, 2018).
Dr. Sanal Mohan Padikaparampil is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He has published research articles on the discourses and practices of the movement. He combines history and ethnography in his research. His areas of research interest include colonial modernity, social movements and questions of identity, Dalit Movements and Christianity in India.
Amy Stambach is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Garth Mason is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies and Arabic at Unisa. He has previously held posts in Departments of Religious Studies at Wits and the University of Botswana. Dr Mason is currently a visiting scholar at UCT. For much of his early career Dr Mason taught and researched in the Eastern Religions. His PhD is in the philosophy of Nagarjuna. For the last five years Dr Mason has shifted his research focus to autobiography and biographical studies. His current research interest is in contested identities in life writing and how the writerly voice is shaped by contestations between religion, social, political and gendered identities.