Sherif Girgis

Sherif Girgis is a research scholar at the Witherspoon Institute. He is coauthor of the book “What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense” (Encounter Books, 2012), and of “Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination” (Oxford University Press, 2017). He earned his A.B. at Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude. After earning a master’s degree at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and a law degree from Yale, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal, Girgis returned to Princeton to do a Ph.D. in philosophy, where he is currently completing his dissertation. Sherif has written on social issues in academic and popular venues, including Public Discourse, National Review, Commonweal, the New York Times, the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and the Wall Street Journal, and has spoken at more than 80 lectures, conferences, and debates, both popular and academic.