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About Lisa Pilgram

Lisa Pilgram works at The Open University as part of the ‘Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism’ research project. She is currently writing her PhD on Muslim family law as a site of citizenship in the UK. During her undergraduate studies in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, she developed a strong interest in migration issues. She joined a post-graduate programme on Migration and Ethnic Minority Law (SOAS) where she focused her research on UK and European law on family reunification, migration and citizenship, as well as on legal issues affecting Muslim communities in Europe.

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

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British-Muslim family law and citizenship

Muslims in Britain marry, divorce, bring up their children and deal with death by resorting to a variety of norms such as Sharia law, English family law and customary law. The sole legal framework of state law within which western conceptions of citizenship are imagined is in contrast to British-Muslim family law, a set of new hybrid legal practices of citizenship.

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