Aishwary Kumar

Aishwary Kumar is the Shri Shantinath Endowed Chair in Ahimsa Studies, Director of Ahimsa Center, and Associate Professor of History at Cal Poly Pomona. He was a visiting professor of political philosophy and intellectual history in the Department of History of Consciousness at University of California-Santa Cruz in 2019–20. He is Senior Fellow in Human Rights and Constitutional Politics at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg: The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study. Kumar is the co-founder and member of the Executive Board of the Institute for New Global Politics, a  thinktank based in Silicon Valley, California. He received his MA from Jawaharlal Nehru University and earned his doctorate at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. He has previously taught history and political theory at Stanford University. 

Kumar is the author of Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy.