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Mark Fathi Massoud is professor of politics and director of Legal Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, visiting professor at the University of Oxford Faculty of Law, and a senior research scholar at Yale Law School. He is the author of Law’s Fragile State (Cambridge University Press, 2013), which received two awards, including the Law and Society Association Herbert Jacob Book Award, and Shari‘a, Inshallah (Cambridge University Press, 2021), which received six awards, including the Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Religion and the Ralph J. Bunche Award from the American Political Science Association. Massoud has held ACLS, Carnegie, Guggenheim, and Mellon fellowships. He is a 2024 Berlin Prize Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin.