Dr. Ruth Illman is Docent (associate professor) of comparative religion at Åbo Akademi University and of history of religions at Uppsala University. She is currently Director of the Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History in Turku, Finland. Together with Dr. Karin Hedner Zetterholm she is the editor of the open access peer-review journal Scandinavian Jewish Studies. She has published more than thirty peer-review articles in journals such as Contemporary Jewry, Temenos: Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion and Journal of Contemporary Religion as well as monographs and edited volumes with Routledge, Brill and Equinox. Her most recent work is Music and Religious Change among Progressive Jews in London: Being Liberal and Doing (Lexington Publications, 2018).