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Iza Hussin

Research Interests

Dr Hussin's research and teaching are in the areas of comparative politics, Islam and Muslim politics, law and society and religion and politics. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Prior to joining POLIS, she was a member of the faculty in Political Science at the University of Chicago. Her forthcoming book, The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the Making of the Muslim State (University of Chicago Press 2015), explores the construction of Islamic law in colonial India, Malaya and Egypt. 

Other Professional Activities

Islam
Law
Muslim politics
Southeast Asia