Sarah Eltantawi is a scholar of Islam and a commentator on Muslim and Islamic affairs. She is Associate Professor of Theology (Modern Islam) at Fordham University. She is the author of Shari’ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria’s Islamic Revolution, a study of shari’ah in Northern Nigeria centered around the intellectual history of the stoning punishment in Islam. She is also the author of numerous scholarly articles on Islamic law and theology, and several popular articles, most recently, on Egypt’s revolution and its aftermath. She is currently working on a monograph on political Islam in Egypt. She holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from Harvard University, and lives in New York City.