Ilkka Lindstedt holds a PhD and title of docent in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Helsinki, where he is currently University Lecturer in Islamic Theology at the Faculty of Theology. He has published studies on early Islam, Arabic historiography, and Arabic epigraphy. Recent edited volumes in English include the co-edited Case Studies in Transmission [Ugarit-Verlag (2014)] and forthcoming Translation and Transmission in the First Millennium, also with Ugarit-Verlag. He is currently University Lecturer in Islamic Theology at the Faculty of Theology.  (Also see academia.edu page)