Constitution Day Lecture

Labor and the Constitution

Thu, 09/22/2011
4:30 p.m., Friend Center, Room 101
Event Category: 
Co-sponsored Event

Associate Professor of Politics Paul Frymer will deliver the 2011 Constitution Day Lecture. The title of his presentation is "Labor and the Constitution."

Respondents:  Henry S. Farber, Economics; James Gray Pope, Rutgers School of Law; and Sean Wilentz, History

Paul Frymer teaches and writes on topics in American law and politics, particularly as they intersect with issues of democratic representation, race and civil rights, and labor and employment. He is a former LAPA fellow (2004-2005), as well as Acting Director (2009-2010). He is the author of two books: Uneasy Alliances: Race and Party Competition in America (reissued in 2010 with an afterward on President Obama's election) and Black and Blue: African Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party (2008), both of which were published by Princeton University Press. He has also either authored or is currently writing about topics ranging from legal understandings of political parties to the racial politics of Hurricane Katrina and affirmative action to the role of law and politics in the historical development of American territorial expansion.