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About Lisa Pilgram

Lisa Pilgram works as Research Manager at the School for Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London. Her PhD research focuses on British Muslim family law as a site of citizenship.

Articles by Lisa Pilgram

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Solidarities outside the box

Can the expression of conviviality act as a reminder of everyday acts of kindness?

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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