Professor Choudhury is an expert in comparative and international family law, U.S. family law, gender law reform, law and religion with a specific emphasis on Islamic law and policy and postcolonial legal theory, Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) and critical race theory.

She writes and comments on four broad and overlapping areas of the law:

1) Comparative and international family, gender and human rights law and theory.

2) Religion and the law, specifically on gender issues and Muslim civil rights.

3) The property law, civil rights and societal implications of the War on Terror and Islamophobia.

4) Women, markets, and migration and their legal regulation.

She has been accepted as a family law expert by Broward and Miami-Dade County courts to whom she has provided expert evidence.

Prior to joining the legal academy, Professor Choudhury directed a national nonprofit providing support and scholarship support to women academics in the field of religion; she worked for a magic circle firm in the corporate finance practice; and she privately advised clients on both nonprofit law and regulation and on family law matters.

She has appeared twice on WBPT (public television) to discuss the Middle East, she has been interviewed and/or quoted by Salon, Politico, Tampa Bay Times, Palm Beach Post, Electronic Intifada, and other print and social media outlets for her expertise on religion, Muslim civil rights, and family law.

Professor Choudhury’s blog posts and public writing can be found at Jotwell and the Islamic Monthly.

For press inquiries, please contact Professor Choudhury through the FIU media office or via email at cyra.choudhury@fiu.edu.