Noah Tashbook

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Noah Tashbook is the Research Data Scientist for the SHARIAsource lab at the Program in Islamic Law. He is responsible for the development of research software and overseeing the data analytics components of the lab.  He has long been involved in FOSS and information accessibility projects, including in higher education and libraries, and has previously done research in Washington, California, and throughout the Sahara region.

Abtsam Saleh

Abtsam Saleh is the Acting Program Assistant and Outreach Student Fellow at the Program in Islamic Law. She is a PhD Candidate in the Study of Religion with a Data Science secondary at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 

Emma Reilly

Emma Reilly is the Program Coordinator for the Program in Islamic Law and Faculty Assistant to Professor Intisar Rabb. She received a BA in History, American Studies and Sociology at Providence College and her career interests lie in higher education. She has worked at HLS since 2021.

Ibrahim Khan

Ibrahim Khan is the Managing Editor at the Program in Islamic Law. He is currently a PhD candidate in political theory at the University of Chicago. He researches international law from anticolonial and postcolonial perspectives, asking in particular how the colonized world received and responded to changes in norms surrounding the use of force, and how that perspective might revise our understanding of sovereignty and international order. Previously, Ibrahim completed a master’s in Islamic law at the University of Oxford.

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Cole Crawford

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Cole Crawford is a Software Engineer in Humanities Research Computing with Arts and Humanities Research Computing (DARTH) at Harvard University, supporting the work of students, faculty, and staff in digital humanities methods and other technologies.

His research has been published in A History of British Working Class Literature (ed. John Goodridge and Bridget Keegan, Cambridge University Press 2017).

Crawford received a BS in Computing Science and Informatics and English from Creighton University and an MA in English (Literature & Culture) from Oregon State University. 

Miriam Silva

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Miriam Silva provides support to programming and administration as program assistant at the Program in Islamic Law.

 e-mail: [email protected] 


Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain is the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is also the Director of the Harvard Law School Library and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources, and he is Co-Founder, Director, and Faculty Chair of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

Zittrain conducts research, writes, and teaches courses on cyber law, intellectual property, privacy law, artificial intelligence, and other topics. He is the author of The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It (Yale University Press 2008), and his articles have appeared in academic journals, including the Harvard Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, and University of Chicago Law Review, and in other publications, including The Atlantic and The New York Times

He holds a bachelor’s summa cum laude in cognitive science and artificial intelligence from Yale Universityin 1991,  a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1995, and a master of public administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1995.

More information is available on his website,

Suzanne Wones

Suzanne Wones is the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Innovation at Harvard Library. In this role, she leads the library’s data, technology, and digital strategy efforts. Before her current role, she served as the Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Library from 2012 to 2015, and previously worked in other positions in the libraries at Harvard University.

Suzanne earned her MS in Information, Library and Information Services from the University of Michigan, and holds other degrees from the University of New Hampshire and University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Martha Whitehead

Martha Whitehead is the Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian, and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, at Harvard University. Before coming to Harvard, she was the Vice-Provost (Digital Planning) and University Librarian at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She also worked for 19 years at the University of British Columbia Library in Vancouver. Whitehead is the past president of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), and she received CARL Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship Award in 2019.

Her work has been published in the Journal of Academic Librarianship and other journals, and she holds a BA and MLS from the University of British Columbia.

Rashmi Singhal

Rashmi Singhal is the Director of Arts and Humanities Research Computing at Harvard University. With a background in software development, she works to promote and expand the use of digital humanities methods in teaching and research. Singhal previously worked on the HarvardX online learning platform, and before coming to Harvard, she worked at the New England Journal of Medicine, Library of Congress, and Tufts University.

She holds a BS in Computer Science and Archaeology and a MS in Computer Science, both from Tufts University.