Conference Organizing Team
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Conference Co-Chair: Intisar A. Rabb, a leading expert on Islamic law and legal history, is Co-Director of ILSP and Professor of Law and History at Harvard Law School. Rabb holds a PhD in Near Eastern Studies (with a focus on Islamic Law) from Princeton University, a BS from Georgetown University in Government and Arabic, an MA in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton and a JD from Yale Law School.
She will be presenting The Curious Case of Bughaybigha: Property Takings in Judicial and Caliphal Courts at the conference.
Conference Co-Chair: Abigail K. Balbale is currently Assistant Professor of Islamic History, Art and Material Culture at Bard Graduate Center, where she was the Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Art and Material Culture from 2012 to 2014. Before she returned to Bard, she was an assistant professor of medieval Mediterranean history at U-Mass Boston. She earned her PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies in 2012 from Harvard, where she focused on the cultural history of medieval Iberia and North Africa, and received her undergraduate degree in 2003 from Yale. She is the co-author, with Jerrilynn Dodds and María Rosa Menocal, of the award-winning book, The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture (Yale, 2008).
Sharon Tai is the Research Editor at SHARIAsource. She graduated from Wellesley College, where she was co-editor of the Wellesley Law Journal.
Ceallaigh Reddy is the Program Administrator for the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. Reddy holds an MALD from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BA from Mount Holyoke College.
Halah Ahmad is a junior at Harvard College studying Comparative Religion and Sociology. She is a research assistant of Intisar Rabb through the Radcliffe Institute.
Anwar Omeish is a freshman at Harvard College studying Social Studies. She is a research assistant of Intisar Rabb through the Radcliffe Institute.
Sarah Mokh is a sophomore at Harvard College studying Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. She is a research assistant of Intisar Rabb through the Radcliffe Institute.
Fa’iq Habash is a junior at Harvard College studying Economics. He is a research assistant of Intisar Rabb through the Radcliffe Institute.