Rahuldeep Singh Gill

Rahuldeep Singh Gill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religion
Profile

Dr. Rahuldeep Gill is an author and educator who believes in the power of "heartful" means to develop effective and innovative leaders with global perspectives. Through his lectures and workshops he works to build pluralism and cross-cultural relations to inspire connected communities on campus, in the workplace, and in the marketplace. 


He has spoken before diverse audiences of all sizes at events sponsored by the State Department’s Study of United States Institutes, the Church Center for the United Nations, University of California, California State Universities, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, and the Interfaith Youth Core.


The Los Angeles Times, Patheos.com, Huffington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle have published his writings. He published his first book, Drinking from Love’s Cup, with Oxford University Press, and he is currently translating the poetry of the earliest Sikh scriptures while also writing his memoir.


Dr. Gill speaks about how connected communities are on the vanguard of social justice. In his talks, he takes his audience through a series of conversations and exercises to help them understand what it means to have organizational change and heartful leadership development. He has been described as “a public intellectual who is extremely comfortable with engaging in inter-faith contexts” and “a beautiful writer and eloquent speaker”.


A native of the Boston area, Dr. Gill earned his bachelors, with Honors, from the University of Rochester in New York and doctorate from the University of California in Santa Barbara. Dr. Gill helped raise over one million dollars as the past Director for the Center for Equality and Justice (CEJ) at California Lutheran University. He is still a tenured faculty member and Campus Interfaith Strategist at Cal Lutheran, and was the visiting professor of Sikh Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He has twice been voted Cal Lutheran's Diversity Professor of the Year and lives in Los Angeles with his family.

Education
  • M.A. and Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • B.A., Religion, University of Rochester (Honors, Certificate in Politics)

Expertise

Dr. Gill has taught the following courses:

  • Sikh Tradition: A Case Study in Global Religions
  • Religion and Hip-Hop Culture
  • Introduction to Indian Thought
  • Songs of Indian Saints
  • Conflict and Cooperation in Modern South Asia
  • South Asian Islam
  • Religion, Identity, and Vocation
Podcast
Interfaith Humanism? A Conversation with CLU Student President Rebecca Cardone

Thursday, May 2, 2013

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CLU President Dr. Chris Kimball on the Digital Question in Higher Ed

Friday, March 15, 2013

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Dr. Sam Thomas: Dead Sea Scrolls / Nature, Creativity, and Community

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Sikh Tradition, Memory, and Interfaith Healing

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Dr. Jose Marichal on Ethics, politics, and citizenship

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Students Interview Dr. Gill!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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Dr. Jarvis Streeter: God, love, and death

Sunday, November 18, 2012

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Diggin' Deep 2: Atheism, Interfaith, and Religion

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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Diggin' Deep: Episode 1--Dr. Jose Marichal on Politix

Friday, November 2, 2012

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