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Karima Bennoune

Karima Bennoune

CIGJ is looking forward to welcoming Karima Bennoune, Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis, who will be visiting us at the end of this month. Professor Bennoune will discuss her recent book, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism at a public lecture on Thursday 29 May, and the following day she will host a masterclass for PhD scholars and early career researchers on research methods, drawing on her experience serving on human rights missions in the Middle East.

Before joining the University of California, Professor Bennoune taught at Rutgers School of Law and Michigan Law School. She is the first Arab-American to win the Derrick Bell Award from the Association of American Law Schools Section on Minority Groups. She has served as a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law and on the board of directors of Amnesty International USA. Currently, she sits on the Board of the Network of Women Living Under Muslim Laws.