Visiting Fellows

Scholars and practitioners from around the world are selected by ILSP in a formal competition each February to spend the coming academic year or one term pursuing an innovative research project of their own at Harvard. ILSP is a resident program—our visiting researchers are housed in offices on the mezzanine level of Austin Hall or in Langdell Library .


2013–2014 Visiting Fellows

Lu'ayy Minwer Al Rimawi (Director of Studies, Doctoral Programme, London School of Commerce, UK; Co-Director, MA Programme (LLM) in Islamic Financial & Business Law, BPP University, UK)
March–May 2014
Research topic: Comparative Aspects of Prospectus Liability under Islamic General Law in Arab Countries (Shari'a), UK, and the US

Saied Edalatnejad (Dept. of Law, Encyclopaedia Islamica Foundation)
April–May 2014
Research topic: Legal Status of Religious Minorities in Shiite fiqh and Iranian Laws (1906–2012)

Fachrizal Halim (Ph.D., Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, Canada)
September 2013–December 2013
Research topic: The Digital Madhhab: Reformulation of Islamic Legal Authority in the New Media

Shariq Nisar (Director, Research and Operations, Taqwaa Advisory and Shariah Investment Solutions, India)
September 2013–May 2014
Research topic: Application and Accommodation of Shariah Financial Concepts in Secular Jurisdictions

Tahsin Özcan (Professor of Islamic History, Head of Turkish History Branch, Marmara University, Theology Faculty, Islamic History Dept.)
September 2013–May 2014
Research topic: Waqf and Civil Society: Management of Foundations from the Ottomans to the Republic ofTurkey

Ayman Shabana (Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Georgetown University)
September 2013–May 2014
Research topic: Paternity Regulations between Islamic Law and Bioethics

Serena Tolino (Post-doctoral fellow, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
September 2013–January 2014
Research topic: Eunuchs in Medieval Islamic Law: Discourses on the Gender of Castrated Men