Professional and Biographical Information

Degrees

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2017
B.A., Rutgers University, 2009

Research Interests

My research sits at the intersection of law, religion, and politics with a focus on the legal regulation of religious difference. Within this larger field, my current project examines the administrative dilemmas that emerge as a result of simultaneous constitutional commitments to Islamic law, religious freedom, and legal equality in Egypt. 

Teaching Interests

I teach courses that are closely related to my research on religion, secularism, law in Muslim-majority states, processes of minoritization, and administrative regulation, as well as courses that reflect ongoing interests in how groups are made and unmade. All of my courses traverse disciplinary boundaries to explore enduring questions about law’s role in social organization.

Personal Website

www.monaoraby.com