The Council on Middle East Studies Colloquium presents:
Faiz Ahmed, Associate Professor, Brown University: “Afghanistan Rising: Islamic Law and Statecraft Between the Ottoman and British Empires - A book talk.”
Faiz Ahmed is an Associate Professor of History at Brown University. Trained as a lawyer and social historian, he specializes in legal and constitutional history in the late Ottoman Empire, modern Middle East, and colonial India. Ahmed’s core research interests include histories of migration, travel, and transnational exchange; students, scholars, and networks of learning; and the intersections of legal and constitutional history, citizenship, and diplomacy. His first book, Afghanistan Rising: Islamic Law and Statecraft between the Ottoman and British Empires, was published with Harvard University Press in November 2017.