Monday, May 2, 2016

Welcome, Mitra Sharafi (this time for keeps)!

More exciting blog news! We are delighted to announce that former guest blogger Mitra Sharafi has agreed to join Dan, Tomiko, and me (and now Brooke and Smita, our new Associate Bloggers) as a regular contributor to LHB.

Professor Sharafi is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her Ph.D. in History from Princeton University and holds law degrees from Cambridge and Oxford. She is the author of Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture, 1772-1947 (Cambridge University Press, 2014), which won the Law and Society Association's J. Willard Hurst Prize for socio-legal history in 2015.

Her current projects include a study of medical jurisprudence in colonial India, focusing on the role of medico-legal experts; a survey of the field of South Asian legal history; a study of Indian and West African members of London's Inns of Court; and a medico-legal history of abortion during the Raj.

We also note that she has also been heavily involved with the Hurst Institute, a crucial training ground for junior scholars, and the American Society for Legal History

Last but not least, 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 aboard, Mitra Sharafi!