Adam DeSchriver is an MA student at the University of Chicago Divinity School where he works on the social and religious history of late antique and early medieval west Asia. His research focuses on the history of monotheism in the Arabian Peninsula in the 5th-9th centuries CE. He holds an MA in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Fulbright fellow), a BA in Religious Studies (University of Rochester), and a BM in Clarinet Performance (Eastman School of Music). Starting in the fall of 2024, Adam will pursue a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University.