Bio

I am a historian at the National University of Singapore. I specialize in legal history, histories of Southeast Asia, Islamic law, mobilities, and the Indian Ocean. My 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 in the Indian Ocean. To see my CV, click here.

I can be reached at hisny@nus.edu.sg and I tweet here.

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