Matthew J. Nelson

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Reader in Politics


University of London


Mailing Address

Department of Politics
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG U.K.

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phones: +44 207-898-4742
fax: +44 207-898-4559

Countries of Specialization

Pakistan, Bangladesh, India

Research Interests

Islam and politics in South Asia; Islamic institutions (law,
education, etc.); Islam and democracy; Pakistan, Bangladesh, India;


In the Shadow of Shari'ah: Islam, Islamic Law, and Democracy in Pakistan
(Columbia University Press, 2011)


politics ; South Asia ; Islamic institutions ; democracy ; law ; education ; ...