Barbara Von Schlegell is a Visiting Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Ursinus College. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in Near Eastern Studies. Her translated works include an Arabic translation of Principles of Sufism: The Risalah of ‘Abd al-Karim al-Qushayri and the Malay translation of Principles of Sufism. Her published works also include Muslim Women Throughout the World: An Annotated Bibliography and Sufi Women of Damascus. Barbara was also the recipient of the Inaugural Kahn Teaching Award for Excellence by an Assistant Professor in May of 2000.