Lesley D. Harman is Professor of Sociology at King's University College at Western University, Canada. She received her Ph.D. in 1983 from York University, North York, Canada. She is the author of The Modern Stranger: On Language and Membership (Mouton de Gruyter, 1987), When a Hostel Becomes a Home: Experiences of Women (Garamond, 1988), and We Are Never Alone: Healing Lessons from the Camino (Ursus, 2009). She is the editor of A Sociology of Pilgrimage: Embodiment, Identity, Transformation (Ursus, 2014) and co-editor (with Ian S. McIntosh) of The Many Voices of Pilgrimage and Reconciliation (CABI, 2017).
is an Adjunct Professor in Anthropology in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana (IUPUI). He is also the Director of International Partnerships at IUPUI, and the Associate Director of the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis. He is a co-founder of Past Masters International, and the Indianapolis Spiritual Trail.