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Augustine Sali

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Dr. Sali Augustine is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Global Studies, Sophia University and Trustee for General Affairs of Sophia School Corporation . He obtained a Ph.D. in the University’s Graduate Program in Area Studies, which constitutes part of the Graduate School of Foreign Studies, after having earlier obtained a Master’s degree in the same Graduate Program. His doctoral thesis is entitled “Ethnic Cleavages and Civic Relations: Political Analysis on Hindu-Muslim Riots in India” (2006). He has acquired three Bachelor degrees, namely in Political Science, Philosophy, and Theology, and basing himself on the discipline of Ethnic Politics he now specializes on communal violence between the Hindu and Muslim communities of India, issues regarding Human Rights, and Cultural Nationalism. With a focus on Asia’s cultural, religious, and political issues his recent research tackles the subject of Religion and Politics(Secularism) in global society.

He has published articles in both national and international journals and magazines, and some of his main research papers are as follows:

Sophia Journal of Asia, Africa, and Middle Eastern Studies 34 (Ed), Institute of Asia, Africa, and Middle Eastern Studies, Sophia University, 2016

The Role of Jesuit Universities in Asia, (Ed. with Toshiaki Koso), Sophia University Press, 2015

“Secularization and Religion Policies in Political Affairs: Global and Asian Context”, Sophia Journal of Asia, Africa, and Middle Eastern Studies 34, Institute of Asia, Africa, and Middle Eastern Studies, Sophia University, 2016

“Violence against Christians in India: Mobilization of Adivasis and Dalits as the Unreached and the Foot-soldiers”, Journal of Sophia Asian Studies, No.29, pp. 39-54., 2011

“Identity, Conflict and Multiculturalism: Living Together in Cultural Freedom”, in Promundivita-Studies on Life and Culture, Vol. 21, Research Institute for Life and Culture: Sogang University-Seoul, Korea, pp. 25-62., 2011

“Religion and Cultural Nationalism”, in Identity in Crossroad Civilizations: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Globalism in Asia, edited by Erich Kolig, Sam Wong, Vivienne Angeles, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 64-84., 2009

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