Jasmine Benhaida

Visiting Scholar

Jasmine Benhaida is a PhD candidate in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Basel (Switzerland) and member of the SNF- Eccellenza Project Ottoman Afterlife in Jordan and Iraq.” Jasmine’s research focuses on the Ottoman legal legacy in Jordan during 1919-1929. She examines handwritten Sharia Court records of Al-Salt, the inaugural capital of Jordan. Her specific interest lays in exploring how women contested and negotiated their social, economic and political positions through the legal arena.