Constituting Afghanistan: Law, Statecraft, and the Ottoman Connection in Kabul, 1877-1923 (tentative title, under contract with Harvard University Press, 2017).
SELECT ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
“In the Name of a Law: (Pan-)Islamic Legal Modernism and the Making of Afghanistan’s 1923 Constitution.” International Journal of Middle East Studies (forthcoming 2016/17).
“Istanbul and Kabul in Courtly Contact: The Question of Exchange between the Ottoman Empire and Afghanistan in the Late Nineteenth Century.” Osmanlı Araştırmaları: The Journal of Ottoman Studies 45 (2015): 265-296.
“Ottomans, Mughals, and the Codification of Islamic Law: The Fatawa Hindiyya (1675) between Medieval Roots and Modern Legacies,” in Huricihan İslamoğlu and M. Safa Saracoğlu, eds., Justice, Statecraft, and Law: A New Ottoman Legal History (under contract with Syracuse University Press, forthcoming 2016).
"Shari'a, Custom, and Statutory Law: Comparing State Approaches to Islamic Jurisprudence, Tribal Autonomy, and Legal Development in Afghanistan and Pakistan." Global Jurist 7 (2007): 1-56.
"Afghanistan's Reconstruction, Five Years Later: Narratives of Progress, Marginalized Realities, and the Politics of Law in a Transitional Islamic Republic." Gonzaga Journal of International Law 10 (2007): 269-314. *Winner, UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies Best Published Paper (2007).
"Judicial Reform in Afghanistan: A Case Study in the New Criminal Procedure Code." Hastings International and Comparative Law Review 29 (2005): 101-141. *Honorable Mention, Chief Justice Roger J. Traynor Legal Writing Competition (2006).