Editors in Chief
Myrna Perez Sheldon is Assistant Professor of Gender and American Religion at Ohio University, jointly appointed in Classics & World Religions, and in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. She previously held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rice University. She received her PhD from the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University and her BS in biology from Westmont College. Her first book is a study of the public career of Stephen Jay Gould and explores the role of the public in shaping and publicizing evolutionary scientific orthodoxy.
Lewis West is a graduate of Columbia and Harvard, and a doctoral student at Yale. He has worked for various magazines and museums, as well as non-profits, chapels, communes, and coffeeshops. He writes on technology and religion; colonialism and South Asia; nineteenth-century industrialism; and death.
Director of Science, Religion, and Culture
Ahmed Ragab is Richard T. Watson Professor of Science and Religion at Harvard Divinity School and the director of Science, Religion, and Culture. A physician, historian, and scholar of the medieval and modern Middle East, he works on the history and development of medieval Islamic sciences, the relationship between science and religion in the medieval and modern Middle East, the history of medieval Islamic hospitals, and the intellectual and cultural history of women in the region.
Aliza Ali is is a senior at Ohio University majoring in Biology and World Religions. She is particularly interested in the history of feminism in the United States and its relationship to science, medicine, and religion. She is currently the president of the Comparative Religion Club at Ohio University.