Researcher biography

Associate Professor Ann Black researches in the field of comparative law, law & religion, and legal pluralism, with particular interest in Islamic law and the law and legal cultures of Asia, especially Brunei Darussalam. She teaches two comparative law courses in the undergraduate program - Asian Legal Systems and Introduction to Islamic law in addition to Fundamentals of the Common Law and Comparative Criminal Law in the School's Master's program. She is a co-author with Gary Bell, of Law and Legal Institutions of Asia: Traditions, adaptations and innovations (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Modern Perspectives on Islamic Law, with Hossein Esmaeili and Nadirsyah Hosen, (Edward Elgar, 2013). A new book with Jahid Hussein, Religious Freedom in a Secular Society in Brill's Studies in Religion, Secular Beliefs and Human Rights series is due early 2022.

Associate Professor Black is the Executive Director, Comparative Law, in the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law and is a member of the Law and Religion Research Cluster.