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Ayesha S. Chaudhry is the Canada Research Chair in Religion, Law and Social Justice and associate professor of Islamic studies and gender studies at the University of British Columbia, where she has served on the Board of Governors. She is a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellow and a Member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. She was a Wall Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Study at UBC and the Rita E. Hauser fellow at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She is the author of Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition: Ethics, Law, and the Muslim Discourse on Gender (Oxford University Press, 2014).