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Chad Bauman


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Chad Bauman, an associate professor of religion at Butler University, is an expert on religion and society in India. His earliest research focused on the interaction of low-caste Christians and Hindus in colonial Chhattisgarh, a state in India where he lived for several months in 2004. He has published articles on the topic in the Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies and elsewhere. His book Christian Identity and Dalit Religion in Hindu India, 1868-1947 (2008) won the prize for best book in Hindu-Christian Studies, 2006-2008, from the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies. Bauman is working on a book about Hindu-Christian violence with grant support from the University of Southern California's Center for Religion and Civic Culture and the Templeton Foundation. Bauman was also a part of the Christianity and Freedom Project headed by the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project. He holds a B.A. from Goshen College and M.Div. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary.