Dr Mona Oraby is Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College. Her research sits at the intersection of law, religion, and politics with a focus on the legal regulation of religious difference in contemporary states. She has ongoing interests in secularism and secularity, the relationship between conversion and modern governance, as well as the legal processes through which religious majorities and minorities are constructed over time. Before joining Amherst, she was the Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Law, Society, and Culture at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She earned her PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University, where she also completed graduate certificates in Religion & Global Politics and Middle East & North African Studies as well as held affiliations in the Center for Legal Studies, the International Studies Program, and the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs. Since 2017 she has served as Managing Editor of The Immanent Frame, the Social Science Research Council's digital publication dedicated to interdisciplinary questions of religion, secularism, and the public sphere.
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