Maaike Voorhoeve (Amsterdam, 1979) is a legal anthropologist working on contemporary Tunisia. After having finished her doctoral dissertation (University of Amsterdam, 2011), Voorhoeve worked at the Islamic Legal Studies Program of Harvard University (2012-2013). She is currently a fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien of the Wiisenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. Voorhoeve published two books with I.B. Tauris (Family Law in Islam and Gender and Divorce in North Africa). Among her many research interests are the interplay between formal and informal norms, the normalization of behavior by various institutions ranging from the judiciary to the street, public debates on law-related issues, and legal topics concerning marriage and divorce, sexuality, freedom of expression, corruption and transitional justice.

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