Dr. Vera Basch Moreen holds a doctorate from Harvard University and has taught Islam at Swarthmore, Haverford, and Franklin & Marshall Colleges. She specializes in the history, literature, and art of Iranian Jews between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries based on Judeo-Persian manuscripts. The author of several books and numerous articles, her most recent book is The Bible as a Judeo-Persian Epic: An Illustrated Manuscript of ʻImrānī’s Fatḥ-Nāma (Jerusalem: Ben Zvi Institute, 2016). She is a Section Editor of The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, 5 vols. (Leiden & Boston, Brill, 2010).