Faegheh Shirazi is a professor at the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, the Islamic Studies program The University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of numerous academic articles in diverse journals and contributor of book chapters and encyclopedia articles. Prof. Shirazi is author of four published books, including an edited volume: The Veil Unveiled: Hijab in Modern Culture, Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001 (second printing, 2003); Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women’s Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism, Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009 (second printing 2011); Muslim Women in War and Crisis: From Reality to Representation (edited), Austin: The University of Texas Press (2010); and Brand Islam: The Commodification of Piety, Austin: University of Texas Press, (2016). Prof. Shirazi’s research interests focus on the Islamic popular religious practices; rituals and their influence on gender identity and discourse in Muslim societies with a primary focus on Iran, Islamic veiling, material culture, textiles, and clothing. She also serves on a number of academic editorial boards nationally and internationally for various journals and book publications.