2017 – 2020

Freelance Editor and Writer


Part-time Instructor
Georgia State University

  • Designed and taught course on religion and literature to undergraduate and graduate students

2012 – 2017

Project Manager—United Nations
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office

  • Managed complex short- and long-term political education projects
  • Built relationships with partners in universities and other civic organizations
  • Conducted strategic analysis and contributed to planning across program areas
  • Developed, planned, and executed international meetings, public conferences, and community events, including logistics, outreach, and facilitation
  • Edited reports on a diverse range of political and social topics: identified and managed freelance writers, edited manuscripts for substance and style, and prepared copy for publication
  • Wrote reports, introductions, and speeches for print and web publication
  • Delivered public presentations on global power shifts and energy politics in Austria, Belgium, Canada, and the United States

2009 & 2012

Adjunct Faculty
New York University and The New School

  • Designed and taught courses on religions of South Asia to undergraduates

2003 – 2011

Teaching Fellow and PhD Candidate
Columbia University and Barnard College

  • Published scholarly research in international peer-reviewed journal
  • Presented papers at international, national, and regional conferences
  • Conducted research in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States

2002 – 2003

Field Placement, Criminal Justice Program
American Friends Service Committee New England Regional Office

  • Wrote and edited articles for newsletter distributed to prisoners in New England
  • Helped organize campaign among communities most affected by mass incarceration to abolish solitary confinement in Massachusetts


Columbia University PhD (2011), MPhil (2006), Religion (field of study: South Asia)
Harvard Univeristy MTS (2003), World Religions
Emory University BA with High Honors (2000), Religion and Political Science


LANGUAGES: Hindi-Urdu, French (proficient)
COMPUTER SKILLS: Microsoft Word and Excel, LibreOffice, Google Suite, WordPress, MailChimp, Zoom, Linux, MacOS, and Windows.
ADVANCED COMPUTER SKILLS: R (Tidyverse, Rmarkdown, Shiny), Git. See https://github.com/jamesphare/)