Elizabeth Shlala

Assistant Dean of the Core

Associate Professor of the Practice


Elizabeth H. Shlala is a historian of the Middle East and North Africa. She is the Assistant Dean of the Core and an Associate Professor of the Practice. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University. Her work explores the nexus of modern migration and law in the Middle East. Her main research areas are two-fold: legal imperialism and colonial hybridity in the late Ottoman period and the social and economic impact of contemporary global migration. Her most recent book is entitled, The Late Ottoman Empire and Egypt Hybridity, Law and Gender.