Asma Uddin

Fellow for Religious Liberty

Asma Uddin is a professor, author and lawyer who serves as a fellow for religious liberty at the Freedom Forum. Her focuses include church-state relations, international human rights, Muslims, gender and family law. Her recent major publications include “When Islam Is Not a Religion,” “The Politics of Vulnerability” and “Religious Liberty Interest Convergence” in the William & Mary Law Review. Uddin was also the founding editor-in-chief of, a former web magazine that explored issues related to gender relations and Islam. She also has served as an advisor to numerous media projects on American Muslims, including as an executive producer for the Emmy- and Peabody-nominated docuseries “The Secret Life of Muslims.” She previously worked as counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and has held advisory positions at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Council on Foreign Relations. Uddin has also served as a fellow at Harvard Law School, Georgetown University and UCLA.

Asma Uddin


  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Catholic University of America
  • Religion & Society Fellow, Aspen Institute


  • B.A., University of Miami
  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School