• New Essay on Islamic Law by Satyel Larson


    "State of Equalities: Law, Marriage and Citizenship in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania," in Marinos Diamontides and Adam Gearey, eds., Islam, Law, and Identity (Routledge, 2011) read more

  • New Book by D.W. Bates


    David W. Bates, States of War: Enlightenment Origins of the Political Columbia University Press, 2011 We fear that the growing threat of violent attack has upset the balance between existential concepts of political power, which emphasize security, and traditional notions of constitutional limits meant to protect civil liberties. We worry that constitutional states cannot, during a time of war, terror, and extreme crisis, maintain legality… read more

  • Trinh T. Minh-ha – Elsewhere, Within Here


    Elsewhere, Within Here is an engaging look at travel across national borders--as a foreigner, a tourist, an immigrant, a refugee—in a pre- and post-9/11 world. Who is welcome where? What does it mean to feel out of place in the country you call home? When does the stranger appear in these times of dark metamorphoses? These are some of the issues addressed by the author… read more