Tamir Moustafa (Interim 2022-2023)
Tamir Moustafa is Professor of International Studies and Stephen Jarislowsky Chair at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include law, religion, and politics in contemporary Egypt and Malaysia. His first book, The Struggle for Constitutional Power, is built on four years of research and study in Cairo and was the first english-language monograph examining the role of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Egyptian politics. His second book, Constituting Religion, probes the links between legal pluralism, social movements, secularism, and political Islamism in Malaysia.
Moustafa’s research has been funded through the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). He has held visiting fellowships at UC Berkeley, Princeton University, and Harvard Law School and was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2007 for his work on Islamic law and liberal rights.