Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.

Foto Dorthe EngelckeDörthe Engelcke is a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. She received her PhD from St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, in 2015. She is the co-winner of the 2016 BRISMES Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize for the best PhD dissertation on a Middle Eastern topic in the Social Sciences or Humanities awarded by a British University. She has held fellowships at the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School and the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study. Her research focuses on the interaction of law and society in the MENA region as well as questions of legal pluralism, gender, and legal politics. She is a contributor to the Brill Encyclopedia of Law and Religion. Her work has appeared in Law & Social Inquiry, the Journal of Law and Religion, the International Journal of Middle East Studies, Islamic Law and Society, and is forthcoming in Arab Law Quarterly. She is the author of Reforming Family Law: Social and Political Change in Jordan and Morocco” which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. In 2022 Engelcke has been elected member of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA).

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