Maribel Fierro is Research Professor at the High Council for Scientific Research in Madrid (Spain). Her research focuses on the intellectual history of the Islamic West (eighth—fifteenth centuries), with special attention to law, religion, historiography, and political thought. She is also interested in political history, construction of orthodoxy, representation of violence, forgeries and gender studies. Among her books are: Routledge Handbook of Muslim Iberia (ed., 2020), The Almohad revolution. Politics and religion in the Islamic West during the twelfth-thirteenth centuries (2012), and Abd al-Rahman III: The first Cordoban caliph (2005). She is presently directing the project Local contexts and global dynamics: al-Andalus and the Maghreb in the Islamic East (with Mayte Penelas, financed by the Spanish Ministry of Education).