Nurfadzilah Yahaya is Assistant Professor of History at the National University of Singapore. She specializes in legal history, Southeast Asia, Islamic law, mobility, and the Indian Ocean. Her forthcoming book, Fluid Jurisdictions: Arab Diaspora under Colonial Rule in Southeast Asia will be published by Cornell University Press and explores how Muslims navigated colonial legal courts in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

She can be reached at fadzilah.yahaya@alumni.princeton.edu and tweets here.