I have been awarded a one year post-doctoral fellowship for 2010-2011 in an International Competition - “Europe in the Middle East - The Middle East in Europe”. EUME is a research program administered by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin.
Islamic Legal History
B.A., Alexandria University Egypt; M.A. (Religious Studies), UCSB; M.A. (History), UCSB
Advisor: Stephen Humphreys
- The Memory of the Mihna in a Haunted Time: Dogmatic Theology, Neo-Mu’tazilism and Islamic Legal Reform.
- Islamic History.
Historiography, Medieval Islam, Formation of Islam, Biographies, Intellectual History.
- Islamic Law.
History of Law, Legal Theory, Islamic law, Islamic Family Law.
- Modern Middle Eastern History.
Women and Gender, Reform Movements,The Islamic Revival, Egypt.
- Islam in the West.
- Human Rights.
- LawSo 194MD, ADVANCED TOPICS: Islam in America.
- LawSo 165, Critical Terrorism and Security Studies.
- LawSo 162, Human Rights.
- LawSo 2, Socio-legal Research Methods.
Fall 2006, Fall 2005, Winter 2005
- LawSo 112, Law and the American Society.
Spring 2006, Fall 2004
- Hist 46, Survey of Middle Eastern History.
- Globl2, Global Socioeconomic and Political Processes.
- [Book review] Sami Zubaida, Law and Power in the Islamic World (New York, NY: I.B. Tauris, 2005)
IJMES, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol.39, No. 1, (February 2007): 133- 134.
- "Women, Islam and the Theology of Power"
NETWORK: United Nations women’s Newsletter, Volume. 9, No. 2/2005.
- UCSB, Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship & Department of History Fee Fellowship.
Spring 2010, Winter 2010, Fall 2009
- Steve and Barbara Mendell Fellowship in Cultural Literacy by the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life.
- UCSB, Graduate Division Dean’s Fellowship.
Fall 2008 – Spring 2009
- UCSB, Department of History Richard and Jeanne William Endowed Graduate Fellowship & Department of History Associate Fellowship.
- Nominated for the UCSB Outstanding Graduate Student Association (GSA) Teaching Assistant Award for 2006-2007.
- UC Berkeley, Center of Middle East Studies, Prof. Ira Lapidus.
Winter 2008 – Spring 2008
- UCSB, Law and Society Program, Prof. Kathleen Moore: "Muslim Women in America: The challenge of Islamic Identity Today".
Fall 2005, Fall 2004
- United Nations Secretariat, New York, Office of the Special Advisor on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women.
- UCSB, Law and Society Program, Prof. Paul Amar: "Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East".
- UCSB, Department of Religious Studies, Prof. Roger. Friedland: The Role and the Representation of Women in Islamist literature and Ideology.
Fall 2003- Fall 2007
- “The Miḥna Nostalgic and the Reform Project”
World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) Conference in Barcelona, July 2010.
- “Neo-Mu’tazilism and the Reform Project”
Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics (SSME) Annual Meeting in San Jose, January 2010.
- “The Mihna and the Politics of Memory”
Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting in Montréal, November 2007.