Asifa Quraishi-Landes
Published January 10, 2013

Asifa Quraishi-Landes is a professor of law at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She specializes in comparative Islamic and U.S. constitutional law, and has written on Sharia law in America, women’s rights and Muslim governments.

Quraishi-Landes was a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow. She is working on a book considering a new constitutional framework for Muslim-majority countries that combines both Sharia-based and secular governing principles. It is tentatively titled Islamic Reconstitutionalism.

Quraishi-Landes has spoken with the media about American Muslim voters, Sharia, hijab and religious law.

She holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley; a J.D. from the University of California, Davis, an LL.M from Columbia University Law School; and an S.J.D. in Islamic law from Harvard Law School.

Expertise: Islamic law, Islam, constitutional law, Sharia in America, women’s rights in Islamic law, American Muslim voters

Location: Madison, Wisc.


Phone: (608) 358-4173


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