Purushottama Bilimoria (PhD La Trobe University, Philosophy East & West) was educated in New Zealand, Australia, India, and has held fellowships at Oxford and Harvard, and visiting professorships at State University of New York, Boston and University of California (Santa Barbara). He shares his time as a visiting professor of Philosophy and Comparative Studies in Deakin University, a Senior Fellow Melbourne University Australia, and a visiting scholar at various US, UK and Indian universities. In previous positions, he has been a Visiting Professor at Emory University 1999–2000 where he was also a Rockefeller Fellow with the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship and a Ford Foundation funded nominee to work (with Renuka Sharma) on Personal Laws in India for the Islamic Family Law International Project in the Emory Law School. He has been a visiting professor at SUNY Stony Brook, attached to the Centre for India Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, Philosophy, and the Humanities Research Institute. He was also associated as an adjunct with the Department of Religion, Columbia University, New York, where he was a recipient of a John Templeton Foundation Grant for developing research and pedagogical projects on Science and Spirituality in India.
Purushottama has published in areas of his expertise: philosophy, Indian ethics, personal law, post-secular critiques, and diaspora studies. He is editor-in-chief of ‘Sophia’ (Journal in philosophy of cross-cultural religion) and co-editor of newly founded Journal of Dharma Studies. Currently he is a visiting professor at Cal, teaching in the Religious Studies Program and a visiting scholar at the Institute of International Studies.