Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, Director of Asian Studies, University of Alabama
Steven Ramey is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Director of Asian Studies at the University of Alabama. His book "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Hindu-Sufi-Sikh-Contested-Identifications/dp/0230608329" target="_hplink">Hindu, Sufi, or Sikh</a>" focuses on communities who identify as Sindhi Hindus and the ways they contest dominant understandings of identities, both in India and beyond. His newest project addresses the assumptions in the language of religious labels and the ways those assumptions determine research and valorize particular constructions of religions. He also contributes to the <a href="http://edge.ua.edu" target="_hplink">Culture on the Edge</a> blog and serves as the Series Editor of "Culture on the Edge: Studies in Identification," a book series with Equinox Publishers which analyzes the strategies that erase the historicity of identity by presenting identifications as static and uniform.