Biographical notes and acknowledgements

Jackson Armstrong-Ingram is an archivist and anthropologist. He specialises in the areas of gender, aesthetics, ethics, and cross-cultural contact.

Christopher Buck (PhD, University of Toronto, 1996) lectured in Islamic studies at Carleton University in Ottawa until 1996 and is currently assistant professor of Asian (non-Christian) religions at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. His book, Symbol and Secret: Qur'an Commentary in Bahá'u'lláh's Kitáb-i-Íqán (Kalimat Press, 1995) was reviewed in volume 6 (1996) of this journal.

Keven Brown is a PhD candidate in Near Eastern languages and cultures at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has been the editor of Naturegraph Publishers since 1986, and takes an interest in Islamic and Bahá'í philosophical theology.

Constance Chen has a degree in history from Harvard University and is currently studying medicine at Stanford. She assisted in editing the launch issue of Art Matters for the US National Arts Task Force and currently serves on the advisory board for Little Pond Retreat, an arts centre in Pennsylvania.

Omid Djalili is an actor and a stand-up comedian. He studied English and drama at the University of Ulster, and has won awards for comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was voted British ITV Channel's best comedian of 1996.

Geeta Gandhi Kingdon is a development economist with research interests in economics of education and labour economics at the University of Oxford. Following her doctorate in economics at the University of Oxford, she received a World Bank McNamara Fellowship, and has held posts at the London School of Economics and Bristol University.

Nazila Ghanea-Hercock is a graduate teaching assistant in the department of International Relations at Keele University. She is also writing up her PhD in the field of the United Nations human rights machinery and the persecution of Bahá'ís in Iran.

Bryan Graham is a Fulbright scholar and research fellow in economics at the Australian National University, Canberra. He has an undergraduate degree from Tufts University, Boston, and will study economics as a graduate student at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar.

Graham Hassall directs the Asia-Pacific programme in the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at the University of Melbourne Law School. His most recent work is Messages to the Antipodes, an annotated and complete edition of Shoghi Effendi's communications to Bahá'í communities in Australasia.

Annabel Knight graduated in drama from the University of Kent and is an actress, writer and director. She won an award for "A Strange Bit of History," which was judged the outstanding new work of the Edinburgh Festival in 1994.

Franklin Lewis is assistant professor of Persian at Emory University, Atlanta. His study and translations of Jalal al-Din Rumi will be published by Oneworld in 1998.

Joshua Lincoln holds a BA in international politics from Georgetown University and an MA in international relations from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where he is currently a PhD candidate.

Kambiz Maani is a Director of New Zealand Quality Management Institute and former head of the department of management science and information systems, the University of Auckland. He has been a regular visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology's Centre for Organisational Learning since its inception in 1990, and was recently invited by Peter Senge to the systems thinking for industry course.

Sen McGlinn is a student of Persian and Islamic studies at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

Susan Stiles Maneck is assistant professor of history and religion at Berry College in Georgia, USA. A recent contribution was "Wisdom and dissimulation: the use and meaning of Hikmat in the Bahá'í writings and history" in The Bahá'í Studies Review, volume 6 (1996).

Stephen Miller is a member of Royal College of Psychiatrists of the United Kingdom. He trained as a psychiatrist in Oxford and is currently a clinical research fellow at the Cancer Research Campaign's psychological medicine group, University of Manchester.

Roy Steiner is currently managing director of Africa Online, an Internet service company in Zimbabwe. Previously he worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co., and holds a PhD in Engineering from Cornell University.

Svenja Tams is a doctoral student at the London Business School and recipient of its Centre for Research in Information Management Award. She gained MSc degrees in management (Brussels) and in analysis, design and management of information systems (London School of Economics) and has previously worked as a business analyst.

Will van den Hoonaard is professor of sociology at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He has authored four academic books, including The Origins of the Baha'i Community of Canada,1898-1948 (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1996).

Eberhard von Kitzing obtained his masters degree in theoretical physics in the field of general relativity and his doctorate in biochemical evolution at the Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie in Göttingen. He is currently researching molecular neuroscience at the Max-Planck-Institut für Medizinische Forschung in Heidelberg.

Stephen Vickers has an MA in international economics and a PhD in international law, both from the University of Warwick. He currently works as an educational administrator with the examination boards of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Robert Weinberg is a radio producer and broadcast journalist who has worked with the BBC and independent radio in the United Kingdom. He is the author of Ethel Jenner Rosenberg (George Ronald, 1995), Your True Brother (George Ronald, 1991), and numerous other articles and papers, particularly on western Bahá'í history.

Christopher White has degrees in the study of religion from Harvard University and the University of California, Davis. He is currently a PhD candidate in the study of religion at Harvard.

The Editors are grateful to the following individuals for peer reviewing manuscripts sent to The Bahá'í Studies Review in the last three years:

Lil Abdo, Arash Abizadeh, Sohrab Abizadeh, Morten Bergsmo, Richard Betts, Dominic Brookshaw, Juan Cole, Novin Doostdar, Khazeh Fananapazir, Mina Fazel, Trevor Finch, Sandra Fotos, Fariba Hedayati, Gordon Kerr, Roger Kingdon, Susan Lamb, Augusto Lopez-Claros, Juliet Mabey, Inder Manocha, Simon Mawhinney, Sen McGlinn, Moojan Momen, Robert Parry, Felicity Rawlings, Shahriar Razavi, Tiffani Razavi, Reza Sayeed, Danesh Sarooshi, Julio Savi, Robert Stockman, Onno-Frank van Bekkum, Hooman Yazhari.

Copyright © 1997, Association for Baha'i Studies (English-Speaking Europe)