Dr. Natana J. DeLong-Bas is the author of Jihad for Islam: The Struggle for the Future of Saudi Arabia (forthcoming), Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad (rev. ed., 2008 – named “1 of the 5 best books for understanding Islam” by the Wall Street Journal and translated into Russian and Arabic), and Notable Muslims: Muslim Builders of World Civilization and Culture (2006), and co-author of What Everyone Needs to Know About Shariah (with John L. Esposito, forthcoming 2017) and Women in Muslim Family Law (with John L. Esposito, rev. ed., 2001).
She is Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women (2013 – winner of the 2014 Prose Award Honorable Mention for multi-volume reference from the American Publishing Association) and Deputy Editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World and Oxford Islamic Studies Online (2008), as well as serving on the Founding Advisory Board for Oxford Bibliographies Online – Islamic Studies and the Academic Council for the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. Vice-President of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS) and a member of the Advisory Board for the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, she is an expert on the Arabian Gulf, women and gender, Islamic family law, and terrorism and extremism and serves as a consultant to the United Nations, the media, and the US and international governments and corporations.
She is a member of The British Council’s Our Shared Future Opinion Leaders Network. Her Op-Ed pieces on contemporary issues in Islam and Christianity have been published in the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. She is Assistant Professor of the Practice of Theology and Islamic Civilizations and Societies at Boston College.