Cyra Akila Choudhury

Florida International University College of Law

Professor of Law

11200 SW 8th St.

RDB Hall 1097

Miami, FL 33199

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (26)

1.

Empowerment or Estrangement? Liberal Feminism's Vision of the 'Progress' of Muslim Women

University of Baltimore Law Forum, Forthcoming, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-10
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2009
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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Women, Muslim women, progress, rights, Liberalism

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(Mis)Appropriated Liberty: Identity, Gender Justice, and Muslim Personal Law Reform in India

Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Vol. 17, p. 46, 2008, Islamic Law and Law of the Muslim World Paper No. 07-06, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 969020, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-11
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 08 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2014
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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Women, India, Islam, Family Law, Gender

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Terrorists & Muslims: The Construction, Performance and Regulation of Muslim Identities in the Post-9/11 United States

Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 7, No. 3, April 2006
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 26 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2007
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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race and Muslims, Muslim identity, discrimination against Muslims

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Comprehending Our Violence: Reflections on the Liberal Universalist Tradition, National Identity and the War on Iraq

Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2007, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-10
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 26 Oct 2006
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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Identity and Human Rights, Torture, War on Iraq, Liberalism and War

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Beyond Culture: Human Rights Universalisms versus Religious and Cultural Relativism in the Activism for Gender Justice

Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, 2015, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-29
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 21 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2017
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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Globalizing the Margins: Legal Exiles in the War on Terror and Liberal Feminism’s War for Muslim Women

International Review of Constitutionalism, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2010
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 Mar 2010
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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Transnational Commercial Surrogacy: Contracts, Conflicts, and the Prospects of International Legal Regulation

Oxford Handbook Online in Law, 2016, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-18
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2017
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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international family law, surrogacy, transnational surrogacy, Hague Conference

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The Political Economy and Legal Regulation of Transnational Commercial Surrogate Labor

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2015, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-22
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 14 Sep 2014
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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surrogacy, transnational law, family, India, labor, feminism

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Between Tradition and Progress: A Comparative Perspective on Polygamy in the United States and India

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 4, 2012, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2050671
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 04 May 2012
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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family law, polygamy, gender, marriage

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Islamophobia and the Law: Introduction

Cyra Akila Choudhury & Khaled A. Beydoun, Islamophobia and the Law (Cambridge University Press 2019), Forthcoming, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-15
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 03 May 2019 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2019
Khaled A. Beydoun and Cyra Akila Choudhury
Wayne State University Law School and Florida International University College of Law
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Islamophobia, Orientalism, Law and Society, Racism, Muslims

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Governance Feminism's Imperial Misadventure: Progress, International Law, and the Security of Afghan Women

'Governance Feminism's Imperial Misadventure: Progress, International Law, and the Security of Afghan Women' in Contesting Feminisms, Contestory Spaces: Gender and Islam in Asia (Huma Ahmed Ghosh, ed., SUNY Press, 2015)., Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-04
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2014
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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women's rights, human rights, international law, Islam, feminism

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Shari'ah Law as National Security Threat?

Akron Law Review, Vol. 46, 2012, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper. No. 12-19
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 18 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2012
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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religion, terrorism, national security, Islam, shari'ah

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Ideology, Identity, and Law in the Production of Islamophobia

38 Dialectical Anthropology __ (2014 Forthcoming)., Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-20
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2014
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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Politics of the Veil

Journal of Law and Religion, 2008, Islamic Law and Law of the Muslim World Paper No. 08-36
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2014
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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Veil, France, Racism, Muslims

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Law, Gender and the Burden of Culture

Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-34
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 03 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2013
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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religion and law, feminist legal theory, law reform, Islam, women

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Exporting Subjects: Globalizing Family Law Progress Through International Human Rights

Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 02 Dec 2010
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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Family Law, International Human Rights, Gender, Legal Theory, South Asia

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'Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law: Searching for Common Ground?': A Critical Review

SCTIW Review, March 1, 2016 , Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-01
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 07 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2016
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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human rights, Islamic Law

From Bandung 1955 to Bangladesh 1971: Oppressed Populations, Self-Determination, and Third Worldist Failures in South Asia

Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-18
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 04 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2015
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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international law, nonalignment, postcolonial history, sovereignty, humanitarian law, use of force

From Bandung 1955 to Bangladesh 1971: Oppressed Populations, Self-Determination, and Third Worldist Failures in South Asia

Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-18
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 04 Aug 2014
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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international law, nonalignment, postcolonial history, sovereignty, humanitarian law, use of force

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After Abu Ghraib: Exploring Human Rights in America and the Middle East

Middle East Journal, Vol. 64, No. 3, p. 682, 2010
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 31 Oct 2009
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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Human Rights, Law, International law

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In the Shadow of Gaslight: Reflections on Identity, Diversity, and the Distribution of Power in the Academy

20 CUNY Law Review 2, 467 (2017)., Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-44
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2017
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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Race, diversity, minorities, identity, critical race theory

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Collateral Damage: The Ghettoization of Muslims in the Race for the White House

RACE 2008: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON A HISTORICAL CAMPAIGN, Mendible, ed., 2010, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1781106
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 10 Mar 2011
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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2008 elections, Muslims in America, identity

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National and Transnational Security Regimes: South Asia

Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures Vol. 16 (2017), Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-46
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2017
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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National Security-South Asia; Transnational Security-South Asia; South Asia- Gender and Security; Gender, Peace and Security; Gender-War on Terror; Civil Rights and National Security; Afghanistan; Kashmir; Gujarat; Blogger; India; Bangladesh; Pakistan; Rohingya; Myanmar

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Property Lawfare: Historical Racism and Present Islamophobia in Anti-Mosque Activism

Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-15
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 Oct 2018
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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Panel on Sex Trafficking (Transcript)

University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 445-456 (2015), Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 249-2015
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 13 Dec 2015
Cyra Akila Choudhury, Aziza Ahmed, Sienna Baskin and Sandy Skelaney
Florida International University College of Law, Northeastern University - School of Law, Urban Justice Center and Ignition Fund
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sex trafficking

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The Common Law As a Terrain of Feminist Struggle

Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-19, 114 Northwestern University Law Review Online 160-168 (2019)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 27 Nov 2019
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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feminists, property law, Common Law, Anita Bernstein, women’s bodies

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Reflections on the Christchurch Massacre: Incorporating a Critique of Islamophobia and TWAIL

TWAILR: Reflections - 9/2019, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-16
Posted: 05 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2019
Cyra Akila Choudhury
Florida International University College of Law
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International law, religion, Islam, third world, national security, terrorism, immigration