Thomas Hegghammer is the book’s editor and the author of chapters 1 and 9. He is senior research fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) and adjunct professor of political science at Oslo University. He also edits the blog the Bored Jihadi.
Robyn Creswell coauthored chapter 2 on jihadi poetry. He is assistant professor of comparative literature at Yale University and poetry editor of The Paris Review.
Bernard Haykel coauthored chapter 2 on jihadi poetry. He is professor of Near Eastern studies at Princeton University.
Nelly Lahoud wrote chapter 3 on anashid. She is senior fellow for political Islamism at the International Institute for Strategic Studies–Middle East.
Jonathan Pieslak is the author of chapter 4 on the musicology of anashid. He is Professor of Music at the City College of New York, CUNY.
Afshon Ostovar wrote chapter 5 on iconography. He is assistant professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, California.
Anne Stenersen is the author of chapter 6 on cinematography. She is director of terrorism studies at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)
Iain R. Edgar co-authored chapter 7 on dreams. He is emeritus reader in anthropology at Durham University.
Gwynned de Looijer coauthored chapter 7 on dreams. She is honorary research fellow in anthropology at Durham University.
David B. Cook wrote chapter 8 on martyrology. He is associate professor of religious studies at Rice University.