Unique look at sexuality and gender in the context of historical and contemporary Muslim societies
Vanja Hamzic is Lecturer in Law and Co-Chair of the Centre for Ottoman Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. His legal, anthropological and historical research primarily revolves around human subjectivity formation and insurrectionary vernacular knowledge, with the principal fieldwork sites in Indonesia, Egypt and Pakistan. He also specialises in Islamic legal traditions, with a focus on Seljuk, Mamluk, Ottoman and Mughal laws and social norms. He is co-author with Ziba Mir-Husseini of Control and Sexuality: The Revival of Zina Laws in Muslim Contexts (2010).