Kambiz GhaneaBassiri (B.A., Claremont McKenna College, A.M. Harvard University, Ph.D. Ibid.) is an associate professor of religion and humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of A History of Islam in America (Cambridge University Press, 2010), along with Competing Visions of Islam in the United States: A Study of Los Angeles (1997). He has served on the editorial board of The Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States (2006) and the Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History (forthcoming).