Prof. Silas. W. AllardAssociate Director and Harold J. Berman Senior Fellow in Law and Religion

    Research Profile

    A scholar of law, religion, and migration, Allard’s work focuses on the politics and ethics of belonging, with special attention to the role that law and religion play in forming inclusive and exclusive communities. He is managing editor of the Journal of Law and Religion, published by the Center for the Study of Law and Religion in collaboration with Cambridge University Press.

    Teaching Profile

    Law and Religion; Religion and Migration.

    Selected Publications

    “Christianity and a Global Law for Migration,” in Christianity and Global Law: An Introduction, ed. Rafael Domingo and John Witte, Jr. (Routledge, 2020).

    “Religious Kinesis: A Challenge to the Plenary Power Doctrine’s Anthropology of Stasis,” in The Meaning of My Neighbor’s Faith: Interreligious Reflections on Migration, ed. Laura Alexander and Alexander Wong (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).

    “A Desired Composition: Regulating Vulnerability through Immigration Law,” in Vulnerability and the Legal Organization of Work, ed. Martha Albertson Fineman and Jonathan W. Fineman (Routledge, 2018).

    “Global and Local Challenges to Refugee Protection,” International Journal of Legal Information 46, no. 1 (2018).

    “Vulnerability, the Responsive State, and the Role of Religion,” in Exploring Vulnerability (Vandenhoeck + Ruprecht, 2017) (coauthored with Martha Albertson Fineman)..

    “Who Am I? Who Are You? Who Are We? Law, Religion, and Approaches to an Ethic of Migration,” Journal of Law and Religion 30, no. 2 (2015) (review essay).

    “Reimagining Asylum: Religious Narratives and Moral Obligations to the Asylum Seeker,” Refuge 29, no. 1 (2013) 122–29.

    Antonia F. Pereira and Silas W. Allard, “Recent Development, Looking to Fill an International Regulatory Gap: Brazil Brings the Issue of Exchange Rates and Trade before the World Trade Organization,” 26 Emory Int’l L. Rev. 535 (2012).

    “In the Shade of the Oaks of Mamre: Hospitality as a Framework for Political Engagement between Christians and Muslims,” Political Theology 13, no. 4 (2012): 414–24.



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