Asifa Quraishi-Landes


United States

Known for

Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School


Hijri - Unknown-Present (AH); Common Era - Unknown-Present (CE)

Asifa Quraishi-Landes


A law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Asifa Quraishi-Landes is one of the foremost voices of Islamic Law and its modern implications in the United States. Her published academic works tackle Islamic Constitutionalism in contexts of legal pluralism, against the backdrop of the nation-state model, and how this Islamic Constitutionalism regulates morality. She brings decades of legal and diplomatic experience to her career as a former law clerk in the United State Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, a Public Delegate on the United States Delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and for the Task Force on Religion and the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Quraishi has also shaped research of civil life and religion as an advisor to the Pew Task Force on Religion & Public Life. Over such an accomplished and diverse career, Quraishi has ontributed to academic, legal, and civil policy understandings of Islam.

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