Nurfadzilah Yahaya (Yale University), “British Guardians of the Holy Rail: Sovereignty over the Hijaz Railway” (Council on Middle Eastern Studies)

Event time: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 12:00pm
Luce Hall 203 (34 Hillhouse Avenue) See map
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Nurfadzilah Yahaya is Assistant Professor of History at Yale University. She specialises in history of Southeast Asia, Indian Ocean history, legal history, history of infrastructure, and environmental history. Her first book, Fluid Jurisdictions: Colonial Law and Arabs in Southeast Asia was published by Cornell University Press in 2020, and demonstrates how colonial subjects entrenched European colonial legalities in British and Dutch territories in Southeast Asia by playing several jurisdictions against one another from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. She has also published in Journal of Women’s History, Law and History Review, Indonesia and Malay World and Muslim World. Her current book project entitled ‘Overflow: History of Land Reclamation in the British Empire in the Twentieth Century’ lies at the intersection of environmental history, urban history, science and technology studies, legal history, and history of infrastructure.