Jane D. McAuliffe
Bryn Mawr College
Scholar of Islamic studies. Formerly: faculty appointments and administrative positions, Emory University and University of Toronto. 1999-2008, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University. Since July 2008, current position and Professor, Department of History; Bryn Mawr College. 2004, President, American Academy of Religion; 2007, Member, American Philosophical Society; ten years as Member, Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims, Vatican. Former Member of the Board: American Academy of Religion; Association of Theological Schools; Trinity University, Washington DC. Author of numerous publications focused primarily on Qur'an and its interpretation, on early Islamic history and on multiple relations between Islam and Christianity, including Qur'anic Christians: An Analysis of Classical and Modern Exegesis (1991), Abbasid Authority Affirmed: The Early Years of al-Mansur (1995); With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (2003); The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an (2006).