Dr. Alexandre V. Caeiro
Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, CIS, HBKU

Dr. Alexandre Caeiro is Associate Professor at CIS. He was trained in sociology and in Islamic studies in France, the Netherlands, and Egypt. His research deals broadly with the transformations of Islamic law in modern contexts. He is currently working on the legal history of Gulf sheikhdoms, focusing on the interaction between emirs, sharia judges, merchants, and British agents in the context of the development of an oil economy and modern state institutions.