Prof. Jamsheed K. Choksy

Jamsheed K. Choksy is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University - Bloomington. Choksy completed his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 1985 and doctoral work at Harvard University in 1991. Choksy is considered one of the foremost authorities on Iran, India, Islam, and Zoroastrianism, combining historical understanding to discuss modern issues and topics. An important piece of this research and his pieces in popular press, such as the Huffington Post and other venues, is pulling from his historical understanding of culture and religion to illustrate how different cultures and people in the Middle East and Central Asia interact.