Matthew S. Erie
Matthew S. Erie (J.D., Ph.D.) is a Member of the Law Faculty, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Studies in the Oriental Institute, and Associate Research Fellow of the Socio-Legal Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. He has written on Chinese law (e.g., property law, constitutional law, and ethnic and religious policy), Islamic law (familial, commercial, and ritual aspects of and for Muslim minorities), and international law (e.g., dispute resolution, conflict of laws, anti-corruption law, and investment law). His first book, "China and Islam: The Prophet, the Party, and Law" (Cambridge University Press, 2016), is the first ethnographic study of the relationship between sharia and state law in China. His current research project "China, Law and Development," funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant, examines China's approach to building cross-border order through international law and the regulatory regimes of developing host states. Professor Erie previously held academic positions at Princeton University and New York University Law School, and he was a visiting scholar at the National University Singapore Law Faculty. He practiced law at Paul Hastings LLP in New York and Beijing, and is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law's Asia-Pacific Interest Group.