Intisar A. Rabb is the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, a professor of law at Harvard Law School, a professor of history at Harvard University, and a director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School, where she serves as editor-in-chief of SHARIAsource, a project that aims to collect and make the world’s information on Islamic law accessible and useful. Rabb first joined the Harvard Law School community in 2009 as an affiliate in research at the Islamic Legal Studies Program, and then served as a faculty fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society in 2011–2013 and a visiting associate professor in 2012. She has also served on the law faculties of Boston College and New York University.
Rabb’s research interests span comparative law and legal history, constitutional law and legislation, and criminal law. She has published on Islamic law and history, most recently the monograph Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law (Cambridge, 2015). She holds a bachelor’s degree in government and Arabic from Georgetown University, an MA in Near Eastern studies from Princeton University, a JD from Yale Law School, and a PhD in Islamic law from Princeton.