Yüksel Sezgin

WSRP Research Associate 2010-2011

Research project

Women's Rights in the Triangle of State, Law, and Religion

This project aims to explain how polycentric personal status systems affect the fundamental rights and freedoms of women, how women cope with limitations imposed upon their rights by religious institutions, and what strategies of resistance they adopt to navigate through the maze of religious law. The research relies upon 200 face-to-face interviews with women from 20 ethno-religious communities and ethnographic data collected through fieldwork in Israel, Palestine, Egypt, India, and Sierra Leone.

WSRP lecture

Women's Rights in the Triangle of State, Law, and Religion

Course

HDS 2106: Women and Religious Law in Comparative Perspective (Spring 2011)