Dr Iza Hussin

Lecturer in Asian Politics at Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge

Lecturer in Asian Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

Iza Hussin is a Lecturer in Asian Politics at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and Mohamed Noah Fellow at Pembroke College. Her research focuses on the intersection of politics, religion and law, with a particular emphasis on Islam and Muslim states and societies. Her current research projects focus on law's movements across the Indian Ocean region, on online Islamic legal reasoning, and the management of religion through law in contemporary Asia.

Iza holds a PhD in in Political Science from the University of Washington and has undertaken graduate study and fieldwork in the Middle East, Asia and the US. Before joining the University of Cambridge she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Fellow at Harvard Law School. Her research has been funded by various bodies including the National Science Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and she has been published in multiple academic journals. Her book "Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the Making of the Muslim State" was published by University of Chicago Press in 2016.