REZA ASLAN has studied religions at Santa Clara University, Harvard University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds an MFA in fiction from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, where he was also visiting assistant professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. His work has appeared in USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and The Chronicle of Higher Education as well as a number of academic journals. Born in Iran, he lives in Santa Barbara and New Orleans. From the Hardcover edition.Aslan, Reza is the author of 'No God but God The Origins, Evolution, And Future of Islam', published 2006 under ISBN 9780812971897 and ISBN 0812971892.