Fellow of Keble College
Director of ISCA
Arabic-speaking Middle East, Islam, law, (bio)ethics, kinship, modernity.
Morgan Clarke is an anthropologist of the Arabic-speaking Middle East with a particular interest in contemporary Islam, especially Islamic law and its relationship to positive law, secular ethics and the civil state. His fieldwork to date has been in Lebanon (2003-4, 2007-8). His doctoral work (Oxford, 2006) focused on Islamic bioethics, concerning assisted reproduction in particular, and was published as Islam and New Kinship: Reproductive Technology and the Shariah in Lebanon (Berghahn, 2009). His next major project studied Lebanon’s sharia (family law) courts, the topic of his second book, Islam and Law in Lebanon: Sharia Within and Without the State (CUP, 2018). He continues to be interested in the social life of the sharia and Islamic religious authority more generally
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 612364
Morgan will be on leave from January to September 2018 and therefore the Middle East option course will not run in 2017-18.