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Law and Society Association: Book Talk on “Constituting Religion: Islam, Liberal Rights, and the Malaysian State”

May 31, 2019 @ 11:50 - 12:35

This “Author Meets Reader” panel brings together readers from a variety of career stages and disciplinary backgrounds (law, religion, and political science) to engage with Tamir Moustafa’s new book, Constituting Religion: Islam, Liberal Rights, and the Malaysian State (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Constituting Religion examines how dual constitutional commitments to religion and liberal rights invite litigation and feed the construction of a “rights-versus-rites binary” in law, politics, and the popular imagination. The book theorizes the “judicialization of religion” and examines the radiating effects of law and courts on popular legal and religious consciousness.

Tamir Moustafa, Simon Fraser University

Mark Fathi Massoud, University of California, Santa Cruz

Melissa Crouch, University of New South Wales
Michael McCann, University of Washington
Mona Oraby, Amherst College
Winnifred Sullivan, Indiana University Bloomington