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Ann Elizabeth Mayer

Associate Professor of Legal Studies,Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Ann Elizabeth Mayer is an associate professor of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She has also taught as a visiting lecturer at Georgetown University, Princeton University, and Yale University Law School. Her research areas include Islamic law in contemporary Middle Eastern and North African countries and international human rights law, with an emphasis on women's international human rights. Dr. Mayer has published extensively in academic journals and edited collections, and the fifth edition of her book Islam and Human Rights: Tradition and Politics appeared in 2012. She has conducted research on legal developments in countries ranging from Morocco to Pakistan and recently published an article on the problems facing post-revolutionary Libya. Dr. Mayer earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan, a certificate in Islamic and comparative law from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, UK, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.