Welcome! 2021-2022 Program in Islamic Law Fellows: As we approach the return to campus, we look forward to a new year of new research and learning. We are particularly pleased to welcome our 2021-2022 Program in Islamic Law Fellows, Hedayat Heikal and Yusuf Celik! We also welcome back Issam Eido as a Global Academy Scholar at PIL, in partnership with the Middle East Studies Association.
Hedayat Heikal is a Research Fellow at the Program in Islamic Law and a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. She served as a Research Scholar in Law and the inaugural Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow at Yale Law School, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the American University in Cairo.Her academic work focuses on comparative constitutional law, the rise of the administrative state, and Middle Eastern and Islamic law. Hedayat holds an S.J.D. and J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Yusuf Celik is a Data Science Fellow at the Program in Islamic Law. He is currently an adjunct lecturer and researcher at the University of Utrecht. His research is on Philosophical Hermeneutics in the Islamic tradition and Continental philosophy. Yusuf Celik has also been active for years in the field of software engineering. He is currently exploring ways to synthesize insights from Philosophical Hermeneutics with new technologies such as Deep Learning. Celik received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2020.
We look forward to an in-person Fall semester for students and fellows on campus alongside continuing our PIL events online with our wider community.
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