Appointed By: George W. Bush
Date of Appointment: Thu, 2008-05-22
Term Expiration: Sun, 2014-01-26
Jamsheed K. Choksy is a professor of central Eurasian studies, history, and India studies as well as an adjunct professor of religious studies and an affiliated faculty member of ancient studies, medieval studies, and Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at Indiana University in Bloomington. He is a frequent presenter at international conferences and has written three books: Evil, Good, and Gender; Conflict and Cooperation; and Purity and Pollution in Zoroastrianism. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and has been awarded grants from the American Academy of Religion and the Social Science Research Council. He has served as a consultant for UNESCO and the U.S. Department of Education. Mr. Choksy received an A.B. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.