Azizah Y. Al-Hibri

Recipient of the 2006 Dr. Betty Shabazz Award

Dr. Azizah Y. al-Hibri is a professor of law at the T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond. She is the founding editor of Hypatia: a Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and the founder and president of KARAMAH: MUSLIM WOMEN LAWYERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. A Fulbright Scholar, Professor al-Hibri has written extensively on issues of Islam and democracy, Muslim women’s rights, and human rights in Islam. She has also guest edited a special volume on Islam by the Journal of Law and Religion. She is currently completing a book on the Islamic marriage contract in American courts.

Professor al-Hibri has traveled extensively throughout the Muslim world, and visited thirteen Muslim countries and discussed issues of importance to Muslim women with their religious, political, and women leaders, as well as their legal scholars. She has served as a consultant to the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Qatar in the development of that country’s personal status code and on the board of directors and advisory boards of numerous non-profit organizations. Dr. al-Hibri earned her J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.