Professor Ahmad is the co-editor of the ‘Routledge Handbook of Islamic Law’ (2019) and author of ‘Islamic Law: Cases, Authorities, and Worldview’ (2017), ‘Pitfalls of Scholarship: Lessons from Islamic Studies’ (2016) ‘The Fatigue of the Sharia’ (2012), and ‘Structural Interrelations of Theory and Practice in Islamic Law’ (2006). He holds a PhD from Harvard University, and his research and teaching focus on Islamic law and legal epistemology in the medieval and early modern periods. Professor Ahmad also serves on the academic advisory board for the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement & the editorial board for the Multi-Disciplinary Publishing Institute (MDPI)’s journal Religions. He previously served as associate academic director of the University of California Center in Washington, Sultan Qaboos Chair of Mideast Studies at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and as visiting associate professor at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

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