While at LAPA
Mary L. Dudziak is the Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Professor of Law, History and Political Science at the University of Southern California. She received a bachelor of arts in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1978, a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1984, and a Ph.D. in American studies from Yale in 1992. She was a judicial law clerk for Judge Sam J. Ervin, III, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Dudziak began her teaching career at the University of Iowa College of Law in 1986. In 1997 she began teaching at the University of Southern California Law School. Her books include Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2000, second edition forthcoming 2011), and she has written extensively on civil rights history and American legal history. She was awarded the Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award at USC in 2002 for Cold War Civil Rights. At LAPA, she began work on Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey (Oxford University Press, 2008), a transnational work exploring Thurgood Marshall's involvement in constitutional politics in Kenya in the years leading up to independence in 1963. She also completed work on an edited interdisciplinary collection: September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? (Duke University Press, 2003).
Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey (Oxford University Press, 2008, paperback forthcoming Princeton University Press 2011)
Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (Princeton University Press 2000, second edition forthcoming 2011)
Co-editor, Legal Borderlands: Law and the Construction of American Borders (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006)
Editor, September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? (Duke University Press, 2003)
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