Frank J. Korom is a Professor of Anthropology and Religion at Boston University and a Faculty Associate of the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. He is the Co-Editor of the journal Asian Ethnology and also the Vice-President of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies. His research has focused on South Asia, Tibet, and the Caribbean, with a theoretical emphasis on the interaction of religious traditions and their transformations over time and space. He is the author and/or editor of 10 books. Currently, he is working on transnational Sufism originating in the Tamil-speaking region of northern Sri Lanka.