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Saadia Yacoob is an assistant professor of religion at Williams College. She holds a PhD in religious studies from Duke University and an MA from the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University. Her research focuses on gendered subjecthood in early Islamic law, analyzing the construction of maleness and femaleness in legal discourse and impact of these gendered norms on legal hermeneutics. More broadly, her research interests include Islamic legal history, Muslim feminism, history of sexuality, feminist epistemology, and legal anthropology.