Traditional Ulama, Salafism, and Religious Authority

Why do two people read the same text and arrive at different conclusions? What does it mean to follow scripture? What roles and limitations do scholars face when interpreting a text? What happens when scholarly…

[Book Review] Penny Sinanoglou, Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire (University of Chicago Press, 2020) by Penny Sinanoglou | Reviewed by Kylie Broderick

Penny Sinanoglou’s Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire is a richly-researched book interrogating the legal and political mechanics of the British empire’s management of mandatory Palestine. The book dissects the British Empire’s…

2020: The Niqab Revisited

The pandemic has given rise to a new wave of interest in niqab wearing, a practice at the center of a string of public controversies. While it has previously been dissected from various cultural and…