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Peri J. Bearman (born 1953) is an academic scholar of Islamic law. She was the Associate Director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. She is also currently the Islam section editor for the Journal of the American Oriental Society (JAOS).
(ed. with Th. Bianquis, C. E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W. P. Heinrichs ) Encyclopædia of Islam, 2nd edition., 12 vols. and one vol. index, Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1960–2005
(ed.) The Encyclopaedia of Islam, new edition. Index of subjects, Leiden : E.J. Brill, 1993-.
(ed. with Rudolph Peters and Frank E. Vogel) The Islamic School of Law: Evolution, Devolution, and Progress, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2005. Harvard series in Islamic law, 2.
(ed. with Wolfhart Heinrichs and Bernard G. Weiss) The Law Applied: Contextualizing the Islamic Shari'a. A Volume in Honor of Frank E. Vogel, London: I.B. Tauris, 2008.
Peri Bearman, "Islamic Law: In the MENA Region," in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (editor-in-chief: Peter N. Stearns), 4 vols., New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
senior editor, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics (editor-in-chief: Emad Shahin ), 2 vols., New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
(ed. with Rudolph Peters) The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law, Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2014.