Edited by Karen Bauer, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, and Feras Hamza, University of Wollongong, Dubai, and The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Dr Karen Bauer is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. She is the author of Gender Hierarchy in the Qurʾān: Medieval Interpretations, Modern Responses and editor of Aims, Methods and Contexts of Qur'anic Exegesis (2nd/8th-9th/15th Centuries.). She, as well, has written numerous articles on the history of Qur'anic interpretation, on women's status in Islamic interpretation and on the history of emotions in Islam.
Dr Feras Hamza is Head of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE, and is also a Research Fellow in the Qur'anic Studies Unit at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. He co-edited (with Sajjad Rizvi and Farhana Mayer) An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries, Volume I: On the Nature of the Divine (OUP 2008) and is the general series editor for the multi-volume project Anthologies of Qur'anic Commentaries. He has authored several historical articles on the early Muslim community, as well as articles on the epistemological and methodological approaches in Qur'anic and tafsīr studies. He is currently working on a hermeneutics-based project entitled Time and Narrative in the Qur'an.