Samia Bano

Dr. Samia Bano is a lecturer in Family Law at the University of Reading. She obtained her PhD at the University of Warwick, Department of Law where her doctoral research explored the relationship between ‘Muslim Family Law and South Asian Muslim Women in Britain’ (Sept 2005). Her research interests include, gender, migration, human rights and the law. She has worked on a number of research and policy initiatives in the area of gender, migration, multiculturalism and the law, most recently contributing to the CIMEL/INTERIGHTS project to develop legal strategies to combat ‘crimes of honour.’ Her current work explores the relationship between informal religious legal systems, state law and gender relations within South Asian Muslim communities in the UK and is due to be published as a book in Spring 2009 (Palgrave MacMillan).