Michel Boivin is a historian. He is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Indian and South Asian Studies (CEIAS), National Centre for Scientific Research, affiliated with the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS) as a member of the CEIAS, and is also a Fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). A specialist of the Muslims of South Asia, his research is focused on the interaction between society and religion during the 19th and 20th centuries, with a special interest in the Sindhi region, a geographical area straddling Pakistan and India. He is currently heading a CEIAS research team on History and Sufism in the Indus Valley and an interdisciplinary project on the Sufi center of Sehwan Sharif (South Pakistan).
Matthew A. Cook is Assistant Professor of Postcolonial and South Asian Studies at North Carolina Central University, and is also affiliated with the North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies at Duke University. His past teaching appointments include: North Carolina State University, New York University, Columbia University, Hofstra University, and Duke University. His research focus is on colonialism in South Asia and the methodological conjunction of anthropology and history. He has authored book chapters, journal articles and reviews published by Eastern Anthropologist, Sagar, Columbia Journal of Historiography, Columbia Historical Review, Educational Practice and Theory, Curriculum and Teaching, South Asian Review and Pacific Affairs, Itinerario, and others.