Dr Nowrin Tamanna
Areas of interest
Dr Tamanna currently teaches the following courses on the LL.B programme:
- Equity and Trusts
- Legal Skills
- Introduction to Islamic Law.
Her broader research interests include comparative equality jurisprudence, feminist engagements with religious laws and public private divide, Islamic personal law reform.
Nowrin joined the Law School in September 2006. Her doctoral thesis was in the area of gender equality and Islamic personal law with emphasis on development of equality jurisprudence in Canada, South Africa, Tunisia, Morocco and South Asia. Before joining the School she had taught law at Oxford Brookes and at the University of Kent and worked with various Human Rights organisations specialising in gender issues, law reform, alternative dispute resolution and legal aid in South Asia.
- Reviewing "From Patriarchy to Gender Equity: Family Law and its Impact on Women in Bangladesh: Implications for Development" (2003) Feminist Legal Studies 11(1) 99-104.
- Tamanna, N. (2014) The 'welfare of the child' in Shari'a law: an analysis of child custody law and practices in Bangladesh from a feminist perspective. Child and Family Law Quarterly , 26 (3). pp. 283-300. ISSN: 1358-8184
- Tamanna, N. (2013) Recognition of "difference" in Shari'a: a feminist scrutiny through the lens of substantive equality. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law , 35 (3). pp. 329-345. ISSN: 1469-9621 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2013.802435
- Tamanna, N. (2008) Personal status laws in Morocco and Tunisia: A comparative exploration of the possibilities for equality-enhancing reform in Bangladesh. Feminist Legal Studies , 16 (3). pp. 323-343. ISSN: 0966-3622 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10691-008-9099-9