Regula Forster has been SNSF Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) since 2016. She has studied Arabic, German, and Philosophy at the Universities of Zurich, Tübingen (Germany) and Birzeit (Palestine). In 2005, she has earned her Ph.D. from the University of Zurich with a thesis on the Pseudo-Aristotelian Sirr al-Asrār. In 2008, after working in German Studies in Zurich and Oxford, she was appointed Junior Professor of Arabic at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), from where she earned her Habilitation in 2015.