Research Fellows

Sohaib Baig
Incoming Research Fellow, 2020–2021
Sohaib BaigIncoming Research Fellow, 2020–2021

Sohaib Baig is completing his PhD in the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is interested broadly in connected intellectual and social histories of Islam across South Asia, the Indian Ocean, and the Middle East in the early modern and modern period.

Sohaib's book project is based on his dissertation, entitled "Indian Hanafis in an Ocean of Hadith: Islamic Legal Authority between South Asia and the Arabian Peninsula, 16th - 20th Centuries." It examines how Indian Hanafis from Sindh and Delhi maneuvered across imperial geographies to pursue hadith scholarship and engage multiple legal schools (madhhabs) in the Indian Ocean. It analyzes how such transregional exchanges produced immense debate on the authority of the Islamic legal school and the usage of hadith as legal evidence, leading to the formation of new Islamic legal institutions in the modern period.

Sohaib has conducted archival research in Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Netherlands, and the UK.

Students

Omar Abdel-Ghaffar
Research Assistant
Omar Abdel-GhaffarResearch Assistant

Omar Abdel-Ghaffar is a PhD Candidate in the History and Middle East Studies program at Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Aaron Dunn
Research Assistant
Aaron DunnResearch Assistant
Aaron Dunn is a rising 3L at Harvard Law School.
Jason Golfinos
Research Assistant
Jason GolfinosResearch Assistant
Jason Golfinos is a rising 2L at Harvard Law School.
Stephanie Gullo
Research Assistant
Stephanie GulloResearch Assistant

Stephanie Gullo is a rising 2L at Harvard Law School.

Daniel Jacobs
Research Assistant
Daniel JacobsResearch Assistant

Daniel Jacobs is a PhD Candidate in History at Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Abdelrahman Mahmoud
Research Assistant
Abdelrahman MahmoudResearch Assistant

Abdelrahman Mahmoud is a PhD Candidate in the History and Middle East Studies program at Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Saqib Qureshi
Research Assistant
Saqib QureshiResearch Assistant

Saqib Qureshi is an MTS Candidate at Harvard Divinity School.

Abtsam Saleh
Research Assistant
Abtsam SalehResearch Assistant
Abtsam Saleh is a PhD Student at Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Cem Tecimer
Research Assistant
Cem TecimerResearch Assistant

Cem Tecimer is an SJD Candidate at Harvard Law School.

Marzieh Tofighi Darian
Research Assistant
Marzieh Tofighi DarianResearch Assistant

Marzieh Tofighi Darian is an SJD Candidate at Harvard Law School.

Asma Khoshmehr
Research Assistant
Asma KhoshmehrResearch Assistant

Asma Khoshmehr is a MFA student at Emerson College.

Salaam Sbini
Research Assistant
Salaam SbiniResearch Assistant

Salaam Sbini is an MTS student at Harvard Divinity School.