Elizabeth Hope Shlala, PhD

Fellow, Francois-Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University and Associate Professor of the Practice in Core Curriculum, Boston College
Professor Elizabeth H. Shlala is a historian of the Middle East and North Africa. She is the Assistant Dean of the Core and an Associate Professor of the Practice at Boston College. She is an instructor at the Harvard Extension School. Her research and writing explores the nexus of modern migration and law in the Middle East. Her main research areas are two-fold: legal imperialism and colonial hybridity in the late Ottoman period, and the social and economic impact of contemporary global migration. Her most recent book is entitled, The Late Ottoman Empire and Egypt Hybridity, Law and Gender.


  • PhD Georgetown University