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Megan Hibler Reid

Assistant Professor of Religion, Gender Studies, and Law

Contact Information
E-mail: meganrei@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-3623
Office: ACB 235



Ph.D. Religion, Princeton, 9/2005
M.A. Religion, Princeton, 6/1998
M.A. Islamic Studies, UCLA, 6/1994
B.A. Islamic Studies, Harvard-Radcliffe College, 6/1989

Description of Research

Research Keywords

History of Islamic Law; Religion and the Body; Women and the Islamic Tradition; Islamic Constructions of Gender; Sufi Literature and Practice; Islamic Theology; Islam and African-American Religious History



Reid, M. H. (2013). Law and Piety in Medieval Islam. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Reid, M. H. Punishment and Appropriate Justice in Islamic Societies (in progress).

Book Review

Reid, M. H. (1997). Review article of The History of al-Tabari, vol. XXXIII: Storm and Stress Along the Northern Frontiers of the Abbasid Caliphate. Translated by C. E. Bosworth (Albany: SUNY Press, 1991). Iranian Studies 30.

Encyclopedia Article

Reid, M. H. (2010). "Ashura (Sunnism)," Encyclopaedia of Islam, Third Edition. Edited by John Nawas and Maribel Fierro. Leiden: Brill.
Reid, M. H. (1999). "Caliphate." "Dhimmi." "Nudity." "Qadi." "Sufism." In Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World. Edited by G. W. Bowersock, Peter Brown, and Oleg Grabar. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Journal Article

Reid, M. H. "Judging Race and Religion: Pierre Crabitès, the Mixed Courts and African American Muslims in Early Twentieth-Century Cairo" (in progress).

Honors and Awards

Carnegie Scholar. Project: "Punishment and Appropriate Justice in Islamic Societies", 2007-2009  
"The Abu Ghraib Seminar Project" USC Provost’s Initiative Grant , 2007-2008   
American Academy of Religion Individual Research Grant, 2006-2007   
USC-Huntington Faculty Fellowship, 2005  
Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2000-2001  
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship: Egypt and France, 1999-2000  
University Tuition Fellowship and Stipend, 1997-1998  
Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, 1995-1997  
Ora J. Bretall Fellow in Religion, 1995-1996  
Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, 1991-1994  
Fulbright Grant: Damascus, Syria, 1989-1990  

Service to the University

Media, Alumni, and Community Relations

USC-Omar Foundation Advisory Committee, 2006-  
Respondent, Habib Umar bin Hafiz Lecture, 04/04/2011  
Advisor and Speaker for Center for Active Learning in International Studies, outreach program of SIR, Fall 2010   

Other Service to the University

College Commons Project: Dehumanized, 2010-2011   

Service to the Profession

Editorships and Editorial Boards

Editorial Board Member, Center for Global Understanding Book Series, 2010-  
Associate Editor for History, Review of Middle East Studies, 2010-2013  

Professional Memberships

International Society for Islamic Legal Studies, 2005-  
Middle East Medievalists, 2003-  
American Academy of Religion, 2002-  
Middle East Studies Association, 1992-  
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