Morgan Clark is a Tutorial Fellow at Keble and an Associate Professor in Social Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.
His research focuses on 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), although he has developed an interests in the Arab Gulf States. 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).