Kristen A. Stilt is Professor of Law and also Faculty Director of the Animal Law & Policy Program and Director of the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World.
Prior to coming to HLS, Stilt was Harry R. Horrow Professor in International Law at Northwestern Law School and Professor of History at Northwestern University.
Stilt’s research focuses on Islamic law and society in both historical and contemporary contexts. She also writes in the area of Animal Law, and the intersection of animal law and religion and culture in particular.
She was named a Carnegie Scholar for her work on constitutional Islam, and in 2013 was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. She has also received awards from Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays.
Stilt received a JD from The University of Texas School of Law, where she was an associate editor of the Texas Law Review and co-editor-in-chief of the Texas Journal of Women in the Law. Stilt holds a PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University.
FavoriteKristen Stilt, Contextualizing Constitutional Islam: The Malayan Experience, 13 Int'l J. Const. L. 407 (2015).
FavoriteKristen Stilt, Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes: The Egyptian Constitution of 1971, in Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes 111 (Tom Ginsburg & Alberto Simpser eds., Cambridge Univ. Press 2014).
FavoriteKristen Stilt, Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt (Oxford Univ. Press 2011).
- Brief of Professor Kristen Stilt of Harvard Law School Brooks McCormick Jr. Animal Law & Policy Program as Amicus Curiae, Constitutional Court of Ecuador, Case No. 253-20-JH (Nov. 15, 2022).
- Kristin A. Stilt, Rights of Nature, Rights of Animals, 134 Harv. L. Rev. F. 276 (2021).