I wish to thank several people who advised, criticized, and helped during the process of finishing this book. First of all I would like to thank ISIM (the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden) for helping to organize and financing the symposium Gender and Conversion to Islam. Second, I would like to express my appreciation for the peer reviewers and editors of the University of Texas Press for their helpful comments. Third, I would like to thank Kevin van der Brug for generously providing his photo series on Dutch Muslimas for publication in this book, as well as the Dutch Muslimas for their permission to be represented in this book. Last but not least, I would like to express my gratitude to my partner Hans Stukart for his help in editing the manuscript.