William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University
Field of expertise: Islamic Studies
Special areas of interest/research: anthropology, indigenous rights
Lawrence Rosen is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University and Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. As an anthropologist he has worked mostly in North Africa on Arab social life and Islamic law; as an attorney he has worked mostly on the rights of indigenous peoples and American socio-legal issues. He is a member of the bar of the State of North Carolina and the U.S. Supreme Court. Named to the first group of MacArthur Award Fellows, he has held grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Science Foundation. He carried out extensive fieldwork in Morocco, Tunisia and Malaysia on national legal systems and local courts and related fields of interest.
Rosen, Lawrence, Law as Culture: An Invitation, Princeton 2006.
Rosen, Lawrence, The Culture of Islam: Changing Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Life, Chicago 2002.
Rosen, Lawrence, The Justice of Islam: Comparative Perspectives on Islamic Law and Society, Oxford 2000.