Middle East; Law
Office: Harris Hall #237 & Law School (Chicago Campus)
Phone: (312) 503-1486
Kristen Stilt (Ph.D. Harvard University, 2004) is an Associate Professor in the School of Law at Northwestern and holds a joint appointment in the History Department. Her areas of focus are Islamic law and socio-legal history of the Islamic world. She is particularly interested in how social, political, and economic circumstances influenced legal interpretation.
She has received grants from Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, the American Research Center in Egypt, the Mellon Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Carnegie Corporation.
Her first book, Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011.
Islamic Law in Action:
Authority, Discretion, and
in Mamluk Egypt