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I am Professor, Islamic World and Comparative Literature, at the University of Birmingham, working at the intersections of literary, legal, and political theory. Developing and current interests include freedom of expression and comparative legal cultures. My articles have received awards ranging from the International Society for Intellectual History's Charles Schmitt Prize to the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages Association's Florence Howe Award for Feminist Scholarship.

From 2018-2023, I am directing “Global Literary Theory,” funded by an ERC Starting Grant. The project website is https…

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