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Todd is a Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in the Studies in Religion programme at the University of Waikato, and also the Centre Establishment Coordinator of the Religious Diversity Centre in Aotearoa New Zealand (RDC), with offices in Auckland and Hamilton. Todd received his PhD in diversity policy from the University of Waikato (2015), proposing a new framework for diversity governance, also a BA (1984) in South Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), and an MA (1991) in Development Anthropology from Syracuse University (New York, USA) on indigenous resistance to large-scale development projects in India and Northern Québec. From 1980, he has spent over a decade living, studying and researching in USA, India, Pakistan and Nepal, working in the fields of anthropology, cross-cultural education, conservation and development, language teaching (Hindi and Urdu), and religious studies. Since December 1995, Todd lives and works in New Zealand. At first he was Academic Director for a US-based undergraduate study-abroad programme in both indigenous studies and environmental conservation, and more recently as a university lecturer. Todd is current Secretary of WIFCO.


Faith Community: Jewish

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