Former Fellow, 2002-2003
While at LAPA
Life after LAPA
After publishing her LAPA-related projects, Mary L. Dudziak turned to new work on war in American history. She has two books under contract with Oxford University Press: War-Time: A Critical History, which focuses on the role of ideas about war's temporality in American legal and political thought, and How War Made America: A Twentieth Century History. A related essay, "Law, War, and the History of Time," appears in the California Law Review (2010). Another new essay,“A Sword and a Shield: The Uses of Law in the Bush Administration,” appears in The Presidency of George W. Bush: A First Historical Assessment, Julian Zelizer, ed. (Princeton University Press, 2010). She is Contributing Editor for an upcoming issue of the OAH Magazine of History on the 10th anniversary of September 11 (July 2011). She is co-editor with Rogers Smith of a series on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism at the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Her work has been supported by fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the School of Social Science, Instutute for Advanced Studies, Princeton. She was the William Nelson Cromwell Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School in 2005-06, and a Distinguished Visitor at the University of Maryland Law School, fall 2008. At USC, she teaches Constitutional Law, Equality and Liberty, The Constitution in the 20th Century, Law and War in the 20th Century, and other courses.
In 2006 Professor Dudziak launched the Legal History Blog, a leading legal scholarship blog. She is active in professional organizations, currently serving on the Board of Directors, American Society for Legal History, and on the Editoral Board of the Law and History Review. She also serves as a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. For additional contact information, please click here.
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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September 18 2014, 4:30 PM, Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
September 19 2014,
November 23 2014, By invitation only