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Assistant Professor Jainism & Yoga Studies, Author, Community-Builder


Loyola Marymount University

Dr. Christopher Miller

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Christopher Patrick Miller completed his Ph.D. in Religious Studies at the University of California, Davis. Prior to completing his Ph.D., Christopher earned an M.A. in Religious Studies at the University of California, Davis, an M.A. in Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University, and a B.S. in Accounting at Loyola Marymount University. Christopher has also undertaken post-baccalaureate Religious Studies at California State University, Long Beach as well as Sanskrit language studies at the Australian International University.


He previously served as Clinical Professor of Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University, where he now serves as the Bhagwan Mallinath Assistant Professor of Jainism and Yoga Studies. His current research focuses upon the ways in which yoga practices are translated into contemporary transnational yoga communities.


He is the author of a number of articles and book chapters concerned with the history and practice of modern yoga, yoga and politics, yoga philosophy, and Jainism and ecology and is a co-editor of the volume Beacons of Dharma: Spiritual Exemplars for the Modern Age (2019). Christopher has also completed a two-year yoga teacher training at the Hill Street Yoga and Meditation Center in Santa Monica, California and teaches and lectures about Jainism and yoga in a number of international venues.