Position title: A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Elizabeth Lhost is a historian of law and religion in modern South Asia and is currently an A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in the Departments of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and History and is currently working on a book project on the history of Islamic legal practice in British India. Her research and teaching interests include global history, legal history, South Asian History, and the history of Islam. Lhost’s research has been supported by the Fulbright student program, the Social Science Research Council, the American Institute for Pakistan Studies, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Mellon Foundation. Lhost completed her B.A. in English literature and cognitive science summa cum laude from Northwestern University, earned an M.A. in Languages and Cultures of Asia from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and has spent time in Lucknow, India studying Urdu. She teaches courses on topics such as law and religion, law and (in)justice, and Islamic law and is affiliated with the Center for South Asia at UW–Madison.
You can read more about her research on http://elizabethhistorian.wordpress.com/.