The Institute for Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin, and the American Society for Legal History have announced this year's Fellows, selected to participate in the 2007 Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History, June 10-22, 2007 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: Joshua Barkan, Ph.D. is a Copeland Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College. His dissertation, entitled “A Genealogy of the Corporation: Articulating Sovereign Power and Capitalism” reframed the understanding of the development of “corporate sovereignty” through an historical study of corporation law. Nandini Chatterjee is a Ph.D. candidate, faculty of history at St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge. Her Ph.D. thesis is on the history of the Indian state’s policy towards religion, focusing on religious family laws, endowed religious institutions, and regulation of sectarian instruction in state-funded schools, in the period 1830-1950. Roman J. Hoyos is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Chicago. The title of his dissertation is “‘In Convention Assembled’: Constitutional Conventions, Law, and Democracy in 19th Century America.” Anne Kornhauser, Ph.D. is a lecturer in U.S. history at Princeton University. Her dissertation title was “Saving Liberalism: Political Imagination in the American Century.” Sophia Z. Lee is a Ph.D. candidate in history at Yale University. Her dissertation is entitled, “‘Almost Revolutionary’: Labor Politics, Civil Rights Constitutionalism, and the Administrative State, 1935-1978.” Lisong Liu is a Ph.D. candidate in U.S. Immigration History at the University of Minnesota. The title of his dissertation is “Mobility, Community, and Identity: Chinese Skilled Migrants in the U.S. and Transnational Citizenship, 1978-Present.” Masako Nakamura is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation, “War Brides of the Pacific War: Marriage, Race, Immigration and U.S. Occupation of Japan,” examines how Japanese wives of servicemen became central to the debate about the makeup of the “ideal American family” and led to changes in postwar U.S. immigration policy. Stephen R. Porter is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Chicago. His dissertaion is “Defining Public Responsibility in a Global Age: Refugee Resettlement, NGO’s, and the American State, 1933-80.” Honor Sachs, Ph.D. is a Clay Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale. Her current work in progress is an article, “Creating 'Free Citizens': Negotiating the Political Privilege of Race in the Early National West,” which explores the ways that lawmakers used racial exclusions to shape rights on the eighteenth-century frontier as part of a broader effort to secure western lands within the national project. Stelios Tofaris is a Ph.D. candidate in law at University of Cambridge's Corpus Christi College. His doctoral research, “Contract Law in British India 1772-1905,” involves the interaction of English common law with indigenous legal rules in the colonial courtroom. Laura Weinrib is a Ph.D. candidate in American History at Princeton University. Her dissertation title is “Civil Liberties in America, 1920-1937.” Diana Williams is the Raoul Berger Visiting Fellow in Legal History at Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. candidate in the history of american civilization at Harvard University. Her dissertation is entitled, “‘They Call it Marriage’: the Louisiana Interracial Family and the Making of American Legitimacy.”
This summer's workshop will be led by Barbara Welke, University of Minnesota.