Islam and the Humanities

Faiz Ahmed
Assistant Professor of History, Brown University
An ‘Islamic’ Rule of Law in Afghanistan? The Case of the Nizamnama Reforms of Amir Amanullah Khan, 1919-1926 
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Nathan Brown
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University
Islam and Constitutionalism in the Arab World: The Puzzling Course of Islamic Inflation
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Guy Burak
Middle East and Islamic studies Librarian, New York University
The Ottoman Introduction of the Kanun to the Arabic-Speaking Middle East
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Kristin Diwan
Assistant Professor of Comparative and Regional Studies, American University
Islamic Development and Islamist Politics:The Revival of Awqaf in Kuwait
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Beshara Doumani
Director, Middle East Studies, Brown University
Joukowsky Family Professor of Modern Middle East History, Brown University
Husayn’s and Abd al-Wahid’s Designs: The Waqf as a Family Charter
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Mahmoud El-Gamal
Professor of Economics, Rice University
Bread (Rawls) + Freedom (Sen) = Social Justice? Religion and Economics in the Egyptian Spring
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Boğaç Ergene
Associate Professor of History, University of Vermont
Aga Khan Visiting Professor in Islamic Humanities, Brown University
Law and Legal Change in a Period of Flux in Ottoman History (17th and 18th Centuries)
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Mohammad Fadel
Associate Professor of Law, University of Toronto
Is There a Conception of the Political in Sunnī Fiqh? A Bottom-Up Approach
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Timur Kuran
Professor of Economics and Political Science, Duke University 
Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies, Duke University
Institutional Roots of Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East: Political Legacies of the Islamic Waqf
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Brinkley Messick
Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
The Shari’a Archive
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Ruth Miller
Professor of History, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Bacterial, Computational, and Cloned Life? The Ottoman-Islamic Law and Politics of Nonhuman Vitality
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Martha Mundy
Emerita Professor of Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science
Arendtian Triad (or Degrees of Freedom: Against ‘Islamic Law’)
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Maya Shatzmiller
Professor of Islamic History, Western University, Canada
Women’s Property Rights in Islamic Law: Their Origins in the Economy, Significance and Impact 
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William Smiley
Graduate Research Associate, Center for History and Economics, Harvard University
Legitimation, Legal Advice, and Statecraft: The Şeyhülislam and the Ottoman Law of Rebellion, 1769-1830
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Kristen Stilt
Professor of Law and History, Northwestern University
Constitutionalizing Animals
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