Asifa Quraishi-Landes

Asifa Quraishi-Landes (AH-sih-fuh koo-RAY-shee LAHWN-des) is a professor of law at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She specializes in comparative Islamic and U.S. constitutional law. She has written on Sharia law in America, women’s rights, and Muslim governments.

Quraishi-Landes was a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow. Her project is a book about a new constitutional framework for Muslim-majority countries that combines both Sharia-based and secular governing principles. It is tentatively titled “Islamic Constitutionalism for the 21st Century: Not Theocratic. Not Secular. Not Impossible.”

She holds a BA from University of California, Berkeley, a JD from the University of California, Davis, an LLM from Columbia University Law School, and an SJD in Islamic law from Harvard Law School.

Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School

Areas of Expertise: Islamic Law, Islam, Constitutional Law, Sharia in America, Women’s Rights in Islamic Law

Location: Madison, WI

Contact Info:

Phone: (608) 358-4173
Email: aquraishi@wisc.edu

Twitter@AQuraishiLandes

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Added January 2013