Eric Daniel Villalobos

Credentials: BA , University of California Santa Barbara / MA, University of London, England / PhD, Emory University (present)

Denomination: Bah’a’i Faith

Specific Field: Cultural and Historical Studies of Religions


Eric is a Chicano from Los Angeles born to parents from Guadalajara, Mexico. His research focuses on Jainism and South Asian religious studies more broadly. His current project examines the relationship between Jain monasticism, Indian indigenous medicine, and the encounter of these two worlds with Western systems of medicine (allopathic, homeopathic, etc.) and Protestant missionizing. He has studied for several years in India and is trained in Hindi, ancient Prakrit, and ancient Sanskrit.