James Cox is Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies in the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and Adjunct Professor in the Religion and Society Research Cluster at Western Sydney University, Australia.  In 2006, he was awarded a Personal Chair in Religious Studies in the University of Edinburgh. He has held prior academic posts at Alaska Pacific University, the University of Zimbabwe and Westminster College, Oxford.  His monographs related to Indigenous Religions include From Primitive to Indigenous: The Academic Study of Indigenous Religions (2007), The Invention of God in Indigenous Societies (2014), and Restoring the Chain of Memory: T.G.H. Strehlow and the Repatriation of Australian Indigenous Knowledge (2018). Currently, he is working on an international project addressing issues dealing with the ownership of Indigenous Knowledge and the responsibility of academic researchers to Indigenous populations.