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Tamara Sonn

Tamara Sonn is the Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in the History of Islam at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Her most recent books include Islam and Democracy After the Arab Spring (with John L. Esposito and John O. Voll; Oxford 2016), Islam: History, Religion, and Politics (Wiley Blackwell 2016), and Is Islam an Enemy of the West? (Polity 2016). She has also published over 100 chapters and articles, and her works have been translated into Arabic, Bengali, Portuguese, and Russian. She has lectured in North America, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. Her research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, Fulbright, and the U.S. Department of State, among others. She is founding editor-in-chief of Oxford Bibliographies Online–Islamic Studies, and of Wiley-Blackwell’s online journal of Religious Studies Religion Compass. She served as senior editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Islam (2003), and associate editor of Oxford’s Encyclopedia The Islamic World Past and Present (2004). She is senior editor of Oxford Islamic Studies Online, and of Oxford’s Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, as well as Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion.

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