Field of Study: Social Ethics
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
S.T.M., Union Theological Seminary
M.Th., The United Theological College
B.D., The United Theological College
B.Com., St. Joseph’s College of Commerce
Arvind’s research aims at studying, perspectivizing, and legitimating resistance initiated by oppressed communities—particularly Dalit communities, a community he belongs to—as an ethical imperative. Drawing from feminist/womanist methodology, liberation ethics, and Dalit studies, the research ventures into a liberative theo-ethical Dalit imagination in order to propose a Spirituality of Resistance where Dalit survival and Dalit trauma are rightfully accounted for. Additionally, the research interrogates the politics of non/violence.
Background & Activities:
Arvind has worked as an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Theology and Ethics at The United Theological College, as the Communications Coordinator for the Trinity Union Fellowship Program, and as the Co-founder and Member of Living Waters Ministries. Currently, he serves as the Finance Coordinator for the Trinity Union Scholars’ Program. Arvind is the author of “Church and Human Sexuality” (ISPCK, 2020). Given his passion for writing and music, he has his own blog “Reflections: Where the Personal is Political” and a YouTube channel. Arvind has also worked with several churches–Assemblies of God, Lutheran, Methodist, Baptist, CSI, and Independent Churches—as a Worship Team Mentor and as a music Tutor.
Courses: Teaching Fellow: Gandhi and King, with Dr. Cornel West and Dr. John J. Thatamanil