- Modern Islamic political thought
- Islamism in Egypt
- Religion and law
- Islam and constitutions
- Modern Islamic historiography
- American Academy of Religion
- Middle East Studies Association
- Ph.D. SOAS, University of London
- M.Phil., University of Oxford
- B.A., University of Oxford
Awards and Honors
University Nominee for Carnegie Fellowship, 2015
Certificate of Teaching Excellence, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, 2014-2015
The Challenge of Political Islam: Non-Muslims and the Egyptian State (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010). One of five finalists for the American Academy of Religion’s 2010 “Best First Book in the History of Religions.”
“Citizenship, Public Order, and State Sovereignty: Article 3 of the Egyptian Constitution and the ‘Divinely Revealed Religions,’” Arab Citizenship in the New Political Era, forthcoming with Brill, 2016.
“Managing Religion and Renegotiating the Secular: The Muslim Brotherhood and Defining the Religious Sphere,” Politics & Religion, 7 (1), 2014, pp. 51-78.
“What would the Muslim Brotherhood do with al-Azhar? Religious Authority in Egypt,” Die Welt Des Islams: International Journal for the Study of Modern Islam, 52 (2), 2012, pp. 131-65.
“A Contextual Approach to Women’s Rights in the Qur’ān: Readings of 4:34,” Muslim World, Vol. 99, No. 1 (January 2009), pp. 60-85.
Current book project: The Egyptian Constitution: The Modern State, Secularism, and Islamic Law