Dr. Fareeha Khan is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies in the Departments of Anthropology and Religious Studies at Willamette University. She received her Master's in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago, and her Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan. Dr. Khan focuses on the Islamic intellectual tradition in her research, and has a strong interest in traditionalist Muslim scholars' approaches to gender within modern reformist discourse. Dr. Khan has studied and/or conducted research in various countries within the Muslim world, including: Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, and Morocco. She has published a number of scholarly articles within academic journals, and is currently working on revising her dissertation for book publication, in which she explores the concept of Islamic reform through the intellectual legacy of one of the major Sufi-jurists of the 20th century. She is also currently serving as Advisory Editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islamic Law.