This episode was recorded on July 25th 2019, at the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies. In this podcast, we welcome Ari Schriber, PhD Candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, discussing his research project entitled: Moroccan Shari’a In The Age Of Colonialism
Ari Schriber is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) at Harvard University. He performed his dissertation fieldwork as a grantee of the American Institute of Maghrib Studies from 2018-2019. Likewise, he is a former Fulbright research grantee (2013-2014) and FLAS grantee (2012) in Morocco. He holds an AM (masters) in NELC from Harvard and a BA from the University of Virginia.
Further Reading (in English):
Leon Buskens, “Islamic Commentaries and French Codes: The Confrontation and
Accommodation of Two Forms of Textualization of Family Law in Morocco” in The
Politics of ethnographic writing” ed. Henk Driessen, 65-100 (1993).
Dale Eickelman, Knowledge and power in Morocco: the education of a twentieth-century
Jessica Marglin, Across legal lines: Jews and Muslims in modern Morocco (2016).
Wael B. Hallaq, “Can the Shari’a Be Restored?,” in Islamic Law and the Challenges of
Modernity, ed.s Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad and Barbara Freyer Stowasser (2004).
Katherine Hoffman, “Berber Law by French Means: Customary Courts in the Moroccan
Hinterlands, 1930-1956” in Comparative Studies in Society and History 52.4, 851-880
Geoffrey Porter, At the Pillar’s Base: Islam, Morocco, and Education in the Qarawiyin
Mosque, 1912-2000, PhD dissertation (2002).
David Powers, Law, Society, and Culture in the Maghrib, 1300-1500 (2002).
Etty Terem, Old Texts, New Practices: Islamic reform in modern Morocco (2014).
Jonathan Wyrtzen, Making Morocco: colonial intervention and the politics of identity