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First Name
Elizabeth
Last Name
Lhost
Affiliation
University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Keywords
Legal history, Islamic law, paperwork, documentation, identification, data, privacy, marriage, family, critical finance studies, food studies
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About Me
I am a historian of modern South Asia with an interest in the relationship between law and religion. I completed my PhD in History and South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago and am currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. My current research  examines the transformation of Islamic law and legal practice in 19th- and 20th-century British India. I also teach courses on law and religion, Islamic law, and legal theories at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. I am on the Board of Trustees of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies and have spent several years doing research and traveling in India, with extended periods of stay in Lucknow, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Jaipur.
Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka
Expertise by Geography
Asia, India
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Capitalism, Colonialism, Economic History, Environment, Family, Food History, Law, Literary History, Women