Deepak Sarma, professor of Indian religion and philosophy at Case Western Reserve University, was recently named to two external positions.

He was elected the vice president of the Grateful Dead Studies Association, an interdisciplinary academic organization for the study of the American rock band the Grateful Dead, for a term from 2022 to 2024.

Sarma also joined the Scholar Advisory Board at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. 

In this new position, Sarma will lead a new World Faiths Initiative at the museum, in which he will reimagine collections of art through the perspective of religions around the world.