Call for Book Proposals: Routledge Studies in Islam and Human Rights

In the last decade alone, the region of Southwest Asia and North Africa has experienced transformative and violent events: new wars in Libya, Syria, and Yemen; continuing wars and violence in Afghanistan and Iraq; protest movements in Algeria, Sudan, and Tunisia; the abrupt U.S. exit from Afghanistan; and the ongoing public health challenges caused by the global pandemic. These critical events and the ongoing discussion of the compatibility of Islamic teachings and institutions with modern human rights norms and the place of Sharia in public life inside and outside Muslim-majority countries underscore the need for rigorous, critical research focusing on Islam and human rights. This is the aim of the new book series, the Routledge Studies in Islam and Human Rights. Scholars, researchers, and professionals from all disciplines are invited to submit research monograph proposals.

Please see the series editor’s website for more information:

Inquiries may be directed to Ahmed E. Souaiaia, series editor, at, or to Yoko Nakamura, assistant to the editor, at


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