While I am a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, by background I am a historian of modern South Asia, with a specialism in South Asian Islam. I have published on various subjects pertaining to the colonial, postcolonial and contemporary periods. In particular, I have worked on subjects including Indian Shi‘i Islam; the changing roles of Islam’s scholarly elite (‘ulama), and the intersections of Islamic and urban history and identity. At present, much of my work centres on three interlinked subjects: Muslim Personal Law and the legal practice of shari‘a in modern India; Muslim matrimonial laws and practices in South Asia; and new trajectories of Islamic feminism. I have taught the option ‘Themes in the Study of South Asian Religions' as part of the MSc/MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies, and welcome research proposals from students on matters pertaining to Islam or to the study of religion more generally in modern South Asia.