Scott Korb is a writer and editor whose interests range from religious belief and its popular expressions, to food and culture, to studies of race and gender within a 19th-century American context. Korb has published essays in The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Gastronomica, among others. He's the author of Life in Year One, a popular history of first-century Palestine, published by Riverhead in 2010. He's also the coauthor, with Peter Bebergal, of The Faith Between Us (Bloomsbury, 2007), a series of personal essays that explores the possibility of living faithfully without belief, while nevertheless considering the meaning of God. Korb is also associate editor of the Harriet Jacobs Family Papers (UNC Press, 2008), the first and possibly only papers collection that will ever exist of a woman held in slavery. His current work, Light without Fire: The Making of America's First Muslim College, is forthcoming in April 2013 from Beacon Press. He's also currently editing a collection of essays called Gesturing Toward Reality: David Foster Wallace and Philosophy (Continuum).