Bharat Ranganathan received his Ph.D in Religious Studies at Indiana University. His research and teaching interests include religious ethics and moral and political philosophy. His current book project, On Helping One's Neighbor: Religious Ethics, Obligations to Others, and Severe Poverty, draws from conversations in Christian ethics and moral and political philosophy to develop a demanding account of obligations to assist the severely poor.
Ranganathan's publications have appeared in the Journal of Religious Ethics, Studies in Christian Ethics, Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and Religions, and have covered topics including care for the terminally ill, women's rights in multicultural contexts, and the obligations of affluent people to assist the severely poor.
Ranganathan has received fellowships from the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
"The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort, and only in the most urgent and dire of situations—we are not in one of those situations now."