Zülâl Muslu is an Assistant Professor of Legal History in the Department of Public Law and Governance at Tilburg Law School. She received her PhD in Law from Paris Nanterre University for her doctoral thesis entitled: 'Ottoman Sovereignty and the Mixed Commercial Courts in the Long 19th c’ (2018). She holds a Master’s degree in ‘History and Anthropology of Law’ (Paris Nanterre) & a second Master’s degree in ‘Public Governance and Diplomacy' (Clermont Auvergne).
Prior to joining Tilburg University, she held a postdoc position at the Chair for 'Globalisation and Legal Pluralism' at Vienna Law School, after working as Deputy Head of the research group ‘Translations and Transitions’ at the Max-Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory (Frankfurt), where she had been a doctoral and a research fellow for many years. She has taught in European and global legal history in Paris and Vienna and she has given guest lectures inter alia in Brussels, Milano, Istanbul, and Beijing.