Saturday, February 28, 2015

Welcome, Mitra Sharafi!

We are delighted to welcome Mitra Sharafi to the blog for the month of March.

She is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches Contracts, as well as a handful of undergraduate Legal Studies courses that we wish we could take ("Legal Pluralism," "Lawyers & Judges in the British Empire," "Law and Colonialism," "Medico-Legal History"). She has also been heavily involved with the Hurst Institute, which UW has generously hosted for many years, and the American Society for Legal History

Professor Sharafi holds law degrees from Cambridge and Oxford and a doctorate in history from Princeton. She is the author, most recently, of Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture, 1772-1947 (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and is currently working on a second book project, on medical jurisprudence in colonial India.

No stranger to legal history on the web, Professor Sharafi is the creator of South Asian Legal History Resources, which includes research guides and other tools for scholars interested in the history of law in South Asia.

Welcome, Mitra Sharafi!