Bio — June 27, 2016

Bio

 

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I am an Assistant Professor of History at National University of Singapore. I am also currently the Editor of the World Legal History Blog which is part of H-Law (on Humanities and Social Sciences Online), and a board member of H-Law.

I have been invited to give talks on my research at New York University, Cornell University, University of Toronto and Harvard University. In May 2017, I was invited to give a keynote talk at the workshop on “Rule, Resistance and the State/s: Perspectives from Islamic International Law and International Relations,” held at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki, Finland.

After receiving my PhD in History from Princeton University in 2012, I held the Mark Steinberg Weil Early Career Fellowship in Islamic Studies at Washington University in St. Louis till 2015. I was a Research Fellow in the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore in 2015-2016.

At the moment, I am preparing my book manuscript on mobile Muslim merchants in the Indian Ocean which is based on my doctoral dissertation which won a Book Prize from the Al-Wehdah Arab Association of Singapore in 2015. The book, tentatively titled Fluid Jurisdictions, explores how members of the Arab diaspora utilized Islamic law in British and Dutch colonial courts of Southeast Asia.