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Peri J. Bearman (born 1953) is an academic scholar of Islamic law. She was the Associate Director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. She is also currently the Editor-in-Chief and Islam section or for the Journal of the American Oriental Society (JAOS).
Peri Bearman took degrees in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Leiden. She worked for Brill Publishers as the senior or for the Middle East, and was a member of the orial board of the second ion of the Encyclopaedia of Islam.