Mona Oraby is Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College. Her research sits at the intersection of law, religion, and politics with a focus on the regulation of religious difference in contemporary states. Before joining Amherst, she was the Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Law, Society, and Culture at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She earned her PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University, where she also completed graduate certificates in Religion & Global Politics and Middle East & North African Studies as well as held affiliations in the Center for Legal Studies, the International Studies Program, and the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs. Since 2017 she has served as editor of The Immanent Frame, the Social Science Research Council's digital publication dedicated to interdisciplinary questions of secularism, religion, and the public sphere. She additionally serves as a steering committee member of the Secularism and Secularity Unit of the American Academy of Religion. She is completing her first book entitled States of Conversion: Religious Difference and Secular Law.