Appointed By: George W. Bush
Date of Appointment: Thu, 2008-05-22
Term Expiration: Sun, 2014-01-26
Jamsheed K. Choksy is distinguished professor of central Eurasian studies, history, India studies, and religious studies and an affiliated faculty member of ancient studies, medieval studies, and Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he previously served as Chairman of the Department of Central Eurasian Studies in the School of Global and International Studies and as Chairman of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. 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 AB from Columbia University and a PhD from Harvard University.