Nadia Eboo Jamal received her PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Literature from New York University in 1996 and is a specialist in Persian history and culture in the period of Mongol rule, with a particular emphasis on the Ismaili communities of the time.
Over the past fifteen years, Dr Eboo Jamal has been actively involved in varying capacities with the Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Boards in the United Kingdom and the United States, providing her expertise and assistance to teaching activities, developing educational materials and human resources, and contributing to the Ismaili community's diverse religious education programmes. She also provided her expertise in the field of Islamic Studies and has worked with the IIS on some of its programmatic activities.
She is the author of Surviving the Mongols: Nizari Quhistani and the Continuity of Ismaili Tradition in Iran (London: I.B. Tauris in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2002) and is currently engaged in several projects including a translation and critical edition of Nizari Quhistani's Safarnama.