Shaheed Tayob is an anthropologist of Muslim food practices in India and South Africa. His Ph.D. research looked at the intersection of ethics, religion, and economy as it relates to the Muslim meat and food industry in Mumbai. Central themes include the sense, religious change, ethics in business, and human-animal relations. He has thus far published articles analyzing the contemporary transformation of halal into a global consumer market. He continues to work towards the publication of his thesis into a book manuscript, as well as theoretical and ethnographic work on the intersection of religion and economy as viewed through the emerging global halal market. Currently, he is working as a lecturer at Stellenbosch University.