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Monika Lindbekk

Researcher, Middle East, Islamic Studies
  • E-mailMonika.Lindbekk@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 23 94+47 482 25 365
  • Visitor Address
    HF-bygget, Sydnesplassen 7
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

I am a researcher on  the CanCode-project led by Eirik Hovden. The project focuses on processes of canonization and codification of Islamic law: How does Islamic law Change? Canonization and Codification of Islamic Legal Texts. Prior to joining the University of Bergen, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at Lund University and the Max Planck Institute, as well as a senior lecturer at Oslo University.

 

Academic Cooperation

  1. Gender and Judging. Co-organizer of an international research collaboration dealing with Gender and Judging under the Law and Society Association together with Ulrike Schultz (FernUniversität in Hagen) and Monique Cardinal (Université Laval). CRN32 Gender and Judging - Law and Society Association 
  2. Gender and Judging in Muslim Courts: Co-organizer of an international research collaboration under the Law and Society Association together with Ulrike Schultz (FernUniversität in Hagen) (2015-2020)
  3. Blasphemies Compared: Transgressive Speech in a Globalised World, a book project led by Professor Anne Stensvold (Oslo University). Blasphemies Compared 
  4. Critical Islamic Studies: Research Group and Online Consortium.  Critical Islamic Studies 
  5. In 2016: How it felt to live in the Arab World five years after the ‘Arab Spring’. The project is led by Stephan Guth (Oslo University) and Albrecht Hofheinz (Oslo University) and provides an ‘encyclopedia of 2016’ that enables users, in a snapshot portrait of one year, to ‘jump right into’ and move around (via cross-references) in post-revolutionary Arab realities. In 2016: How it felt to live in the Arab World five years after the ‘Arab Spring’ ]

Lindbekk, Monika. 2021. Conversions. In In 2016: How it felt to live in the Arab World five years after the ‘Arab Spring’, edited by Stephan Guth and Albrrecht Hofheinz, forthcoming

Lindbekk, Monika and Theresa Pepe. 2021. Court Trials. In In 2016: How it felt to live in the Arab World five years after the ‘Arab Spring’, edited by Stephan Guth and Albrecht Hofheinz, forthcoming

Lindbekk, Monika and Bassam Bahgat. 2020. Blasphemy and the Cultivation of Religious Sentiments in post-2011 Egypt. In Blasphemies Compared: Transgressive Speech in a Globalised World, edited by Anne Stensvold. London: Routledge.

Lindbekk, Monika. 2020. Implementing the law of khul’ in Egypt: Tensions and ambiguities in Muslim Family Law. Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World 18 p.265-294

Dahlgren, Susanne and Monika Lindbekk. 2020. Introduction: Gender and Judging in Muslim Courts: Emerging Scholarship and Debates. Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World 18: 117–142

Lindbekk, Monika. Law and Religion. 2020. In Om rättssociologisk tillämpning, edited by Ida Nafstad and Isabel Schoultz. Lund: Studentlitteratur

Dupret, Baudouin, Adil Bouhya, Monika Lindbekk, Ayang Utriza Yakin. 2019. Filling Gaps in legislation: The Use of Fiqh by Contemporary Courts in Morocco, Egypt, and Indonesia. Islamic Law and Society 26: 405-436

Edres, Nijmi, Monika Lindbekk and Irene Schneider. 2018. Introduction: Uses of the Past: Sharīʿa and Gender in Legal Theory and Practice in Palestine and Israel. In Uses of the Past: Sharīʿa and Gender in Legal Theory and Practice in Palestine and Israel, edited by Nijmi Edres and Irene Schneider. Harrassowitz Verlag

Lindbekk, Monika. 2017. Conversions. Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 17: 474-478

Lindbekk, Monika. 2017. Judicial Activism in the Context of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution: Emerging Conceptions of Femininity and Masculinity. Religion and Gender, 7: 105-120

Sonneveld, Nadia and Monika Lindbekk. 2017. Introduction: A Historical Overview of Gender and Judicial Authority in the Muslim World. In Women Judges in the Muslim World : A Comparative Study of Discourse and Practice. Leiden: Brill

Lindbekk, Monika. 2017. Women Judges in Egypt: Discourse and Practice. In Women Judges in the Muslim World : A Comparative Study of Discourse and Practice. Leiden: Brill

Lindbekk, Monika. 2016. Inscribing Islamic Shari‘a in Egyptian Divorce Law. Oslo Law Review 3: 103-135

Sonneveld, Nadia and Monika Lindbekk. 2015. A Revolution in Muslim Family Law? Egypt’s Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Period (2011-2013) Compared. New Middle Eastern Studies, 5

Lindbekk, Monika. 2014. Between the Power of the State and the Guardianship of the Church: Orthodox Copts Seeking Divorce. In Eugen Ehrlich's Sociology of Law, edited by Knut Papendorf, Anne Hellum and Stefan Machura. LIT Verlag

Lindbekk, Monika. 2013. Enforcement of Personal Status Law by Egyptian Courts. In Adjudicating Islamic Family Law in Muslim Courts, edited by Elisa Giunchi. London: Routledge

Lindbekk, Monika. 2011. En revolusjon i egyptisk familierett. Babylon Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier, 9: 22-35

Lindbekk, Monika. 2011. Vårstemning i akademia: fornuft og følelser i den egyptiske revolusjonen. Materialisten 32: 1-22

Editorships

Co-editor for a special issue of the Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World on Gender and Judging in Muslim Courts together with Susanne Dahlgren (Tampere University). 

Co-editor of the volume Women Judges in the Muslim World : A Comparative Study of Discourse and Practice published by Brill together with Nadia Sonneveld (Leiden University)

Book reviews

Review of Mulki al-Sharmani, Gender Justice and Legal Reform in Egypt: Negotiating Muslim Family Law. American University in Cauro Press, 2017. Religion and Gender, 9

Review of Islamismen : Review of Olav Utvik's book Islamismen. Fagbokforlaget, 2012. Materialisten, 1

 

  • Show author(s) 2019. Filling Gaps in legislation: The Use of Fiqh by Contemporary Courts in Morocco, Egypt, and Indonesia. Islamic Law and Society. 1-32.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Women Judges in the Muslim World: A Comparative Study of Discourse and Practice. Brill Academic Publishers.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Women Judges in Egypt: Discourse and Practice.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Judicial Activism in the Context of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution: Emerging Conceptions of Femininity and Masculinity. Religion and Gender.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Introduction: A Historical Overview of Gender and Judicial Authority in the Muslim World.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Conversions. Journal of Arabic and Islamic studies. 474-478.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Lovendringer skaper nye kjønnsidealer i Egypt.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Inscribing Islamic Shari‘a in Egyptian Marriage and Divorce Law: Continuity and Rupture. 100.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Inscribing Islamic Shari‘a in Egyptian Divorce Law. Oslo Law Review. 103-135.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Inscribing Islamic shari'a in Egyptian divorce law.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Between the Power of the State and the Guardianship of the Church.
  • Show author(s) 2015. A Revolution in Muslim Family Law? Egypt’s Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Period (2011-2013) Compared. New Middle Eastern Studies.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Narrating Islamic Family Law.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Legislating the Family in Egypt: Emerging Faultlines.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Efforts to integrate human rights standards in Egypt’s pluralistic personal status system after the 2011 revolution .
  • Show author(s) 2014. Between the Power of the State and the Guardianship of the Church: Orthodox Copts Seeking Divorce.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Utviklingstrekk innen egyptisk familielovgivning før og etter revolusjonen. Kvinner Sammen.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Male and judicial activism in the aftermath of the Egyptian revolution.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Male and judicial activism in the aftermath of the Egyptian revolution.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Kampen om den egyptiske grunnloven: Noen utviklingstrekk innen konstitusjonell maktfordeling og politisk kultur.
  • Show author(s) 2013. From islamic fiqh to statutory law: a study of divorce law in Egypt.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Enforcement of Personal Status Law by Egyptian Courts.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Egyptisk familelovgivning etter revolusjonen.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Egyptian family law in revolution? Pre- and post-revolutionary period compared.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Constitutionalizing women's rights after the Egyptian revolution.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Challenges Facing the Enforcement of CEDAW in Egypt: some reflections.
  • Show author(s) 2013. A Counter-Revolution in Muslim Family Law? Egypt’s Pre-And Post-Revolutionary Period Compared.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Women judges in Egypt: discourse and practice.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Two draft laws of personal status in the grip of social and political unrest.
  • Show author(s) 2012. The Political Controversy Surrounding Family Law in Post-Revolutionary Egypt.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Talking about a revolution: controversies over family law after the ousting of Mubarak.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Sinne mot militærrådet. Dagsavisen.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Legal pluralism with Islamic Sharia as general law: a study of Egyptian Orthodox Copts in pursuit of divorce.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Korrupt kunnskapsregime.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Gender Relations and Democracy in the Middle East.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Book review: Utvik, Bjørn Olav, Islamismen. 2011. Materialisten. Tidsskrift for forskning, fagkritikk og teoretisk debatt.
  • Show author(s) 2011. “En vrien formålsparagraf”, kronikk i Klassekampen, 7. april 2011, s. 21. Klassekampen. 21-22.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Vårstemning i akademia : fornuft og følelser i den egyptiske revolusjonen. Materialisten. Tidsskrift for forskning, fagkritikk og teoretisk debatt. 7-12, 14-21, 23-30.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Revolusjon i egyptisk familierett?
  • Show author(s) 2011. Mot en andre revolusjon i Egypt?
  • Show author(s) 2011. Fatwaer i den vestlige diasporaen - rettsfornyelse eller stabilisering av tradisjonelle oppfatninger?
  • Show author(s) 2011. En revolusjon i egyptisk familierett? :. Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier. 22-35.
  • Show author(s) 2011. En revolusjon i egyptisk familierett?
  • Show author(s) 2010. “Divorcing in Egypt”.
  • Show author(s) 2009. “The relationship between Egyptian family law and Sharia (Islamic normativity): The cases of polygamy and divorce”.
  • Show author(s) 2009. “Polygyni i Egypt mellom regjering og disiplinær makt”, i Babylon, nr. 2, 2009. Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier.
  • Show author(s) 2007. "Family law between governmentality and discipline: the case of polygyny as a ground for divorce in Egypt.".
  • Show author(s) 2006. "Polygyni i Egypt mellom regjering og disiplinær makt.”.

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