Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Welcome, Nurfadzilah Yahaya!

We are very happy to welcome our guest blogger for the month of September: 

Nurfadzilah (Fadzilah) Yahaya, National University of Singapore.

Professor Yahaya is a legal historian of the Indian Ocean. She is Assistant Professor of History at NUS. Prof. Yahaya received her PhD in History from Princeton University in 2012. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Studies at Washington University in St. Louis until June 2015, and a Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute at NUS until June 2016.

Prof. Yahaya's book, Fluid Jurisdictions: Colonial Law and Arabs in Southeast Asia (Cornell University Press, 2020), explores how members of the Arab diaspora utilized Islamic law in British and Dutch colonial courts of Southeast Asia. Her next project explores colonial regulation of Islamic religious slaughter during the twentieth century. 

Prof. Yahaya has published journal articles in Law and History Review, Indonesia and the Malay World, and The Muslim World. You can explore her research website here and follow her on Twitter at @nfyahaya 

Welcome, Professor Yahaya!

--Mitra Sharafi