Serena Tolino is Associate Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Bern and co-director of the Institute for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. She specializes in the history of gender and sexuality in modern and pre-modern Islamicate societies and in Islamic law. She recently edited a special issue of Oriente moderno on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights in the Constitutions of the Middle Eastern and North African Countries (2018). She co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Islamic and Arabic Studies on Minorities and Islamic Law (2017) and a book: Celibate and Childless Men in Power: Ruling Eunuchs and Bishops in the Pre-Modern World, ed. with A. Höfert and M. Mesley (Routledge, 2017).