Leah Kalmanson is an Associate Professor and the Bhagwan Adinath Professor of Jain Studies. Dr. Kalmanson holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Before joining UNT, she was an Associate Professor at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she had worked since 2010. Dr. Kalmanson is actively committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity in the discipline of philosophy in both scholarly and pedagogical contexts. She works at the intersection of comparative philosophy and global-critical philosophy of religion, with special interests in the liberational philosophies of China's Song dynasty and related discourses on cultivation and transformation via philosophical practice, both personal and socio-political. She is the author of the 2020 book Cross-Cultural Existentialism and co-author of the 2021 A Practical Guide to World Philosophies. Her essays appear in journals including Comparative and Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy Review, Frontiers of Philosophy in China, Hypatia, Journal of World Philosophies, Philosophy East & West, Shofar, and Studies in Chinese Religions, as well as the digital magazine Aeon.