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Mitra Sharafi

Mitra Sharafi

Expert on South Asia, colonialism (especially British Empire and former colonial jurisdictions), law and religion, and minorities in legal history

Associate professor, law and legal studies, history Law School Work: 608-265-8428 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Law and South Asia
  • Law and colonialism (especially British Empire and former colonial jurisdictions)
  • Law and religion
  • Minorities in legal history


  • Authored blog entries for Cambridge University Press:
  • Published "Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture, 1772-1947."
  • Institute for Advanced Study Mellon Fellowship for Assistant Professor, 2011-12
  • National Science Foundation "Law and Social Sciences" research grant, 2009-11