Raja Abillama

Full-time Faculty
The City University of New York
Phone Number: 
+90 212 359 6496
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Selected Publications: 

Under Contract. Secular Coexistence: Christians, Muslims, and the Law in Lebanon. Edinburgh, U.K.: Edinburgh University Press.

2022. “The Love that Muslim have for Mary”: Secularism and the Coexistence of Muslims and Christians in Lebanon.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. 42 (1): 51–62. https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-9698073

2018. Contesting Secularism: Civil Marriage and Those Who Do Not Belong to a Religious Community in Lebanon. PoLAR, 41: 148-162. doi:10.1111/plar.12259

2013. “The Sectarian” as a Category of Secular Power: Sectarian Tensions and Judicial Authority in Lebanon. In War and Peace: Essays on Religion and Violence. Bryan S. Turner, ed. London, New York, and Delhi: Anthem Press.