Stuff in the ‘St. Martins Press’ Category

12 July, 2022

O’Dell, Ph.D., Emily J.

Dr. Emily Jane O’Dell is the author of The Gift of Rumi (St. Martins, July, 2022) and a renowned expert on Sufism and Islamic law.  She has spent over two decades visiting Sufi masters from Indonesia to Mali, studied Sufi whirling in Cairo and Istanbul, and preserved historic Sufi shrines on the Silk Road.  For her expertise in Islamic law, she has been a Research Scholar in Law and Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow at Yale Law School, and an editor for Harvard Law School’s SHARIASource.

Stateside she has taught at Columbia, Brown, and Harvard, where she received an award for teaching excellence, and she has also taught abroad as the Whittlesey Chair of History and Archaeology at the American University of Beirut, an Associate Professor at Sichuan University–Pittsburgh Institute in China, and an Assistant Professor at Sultan Qaboos University in the Sultanate of Oman.  She has taught Sufi whirling in Istanbul, Beirut, and New York.

For her in-country field research on Sufism, she has received many prestigious fellowships and been an Edward A. Hewett Policy Fellow
(Tajikistan & Afghanistan), a Fulbright Fellow (Indonesia), a Harvard Traveling Fellow (Iran), a Columbia University Pepsico Fellow
(Uzbekistan/Karakalpakstan), an IREX Fellow (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic & Hungary), an American Center for Mongolian Studies Fellow (Mongolia), an American Councils Fellow (Turkmenistan), and a State Department Critical Language Fellow
(Tajikistan).

Her research on Sufism and Islamic history can be found in the International Journal of Persian Literature, Iranian Studies,
Journal of Global Slavery, Journal of Africana Religions, Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, Journal of Literary and
Cultural Disability Studies, Disability & Society, and Harvard Law School’s SHARIASource.  Her writing has appeared in The New York
Times, The Louisville Review, Al Jazeera, NPR, CounterPunch, Salon, TRT World, The Christian Science Monitor, and Huffington Post.

Currently a professor at Parami University in Myanmar and a fellow at the American Institute for Indonesian Studies in Java, she is
presently writing a memoir about her adventures in China and Tibet.


10 July, 2015

Redgold

Eliza Redgold is a natural pen-name based upon the old, Gaelic meaning of her name, Elizabeth Reid Boyd. English folklore has it that if you help a fairy, you will be rewarded with red gold. She writes fiction as Eliza Redgold and non-fiction as Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd.

Eliza Redgold’s historical women’s fiction includes her Ladies of Legend trilogy, starting with NAKED: A Novel of Lady Godiva released by St Martin’s Press, New York. Her ‘Romance your Senses’ series of contemporary romances are published by Harlequin (MIRA) Australia and her Victorian historical romances are published internationally by Harlequin Historical (Harper Collins) London. They have been translated into three languages, including Italian, the language of love.

Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd is an academic in the area of gender studies, based in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. She is committed to the empowerment of women in body, mind and spirit. She teaches personal development and co-authored the acclaimed Body Talk: A Power Guide for Girls (Hachette Livre). She has contributed to a range of academic journals and mainstream media ranging from Women and Language journal and The Encyclopaedia of Romance to Cosmopolitan magazine, and has written about her experiences as a ‘romantic academic’ in The Guardian.

Her latest non-fiction book out now from Skyhorse Publishing  New York is The Secrets of Mindful Beauty with her daughter Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd. An international bestseller on Amazon, Kobo and iTunes, it shares revolutionary techniques in anti-aging and self-care that will change how you look and how you feel, by applying the beautiful practices of mindfulness.

www.elizaredgold.com

Twitter: @ElizaRedgold