Thursday, April 5, 2007


Guggenheim Fellows for 2007 are just posted by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. This year 189 fellowships were awarded, out of a field of 2800 applicants.

Guggenheims most closely related to legal history are below. There are a number in history and politics. There appears to be only one to a law professor (moi! -- not for blogging, of course, for a new book project). (A second scholar is listed in the law category: political scientist Michael McCann.) At a time when interdisciplinarity has been questioned in various corners, e.g. here, it is notable that this year and last, the Guggenheims to law professors have gone to interdisciplinary legal scholars (last year: Michael W. Doyle, Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law, and Political Science, Columbia University, and David Garland, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, New York University).

2007 -- Guggenheim Fellowships of interest to legal historians:

Lawrence D. Bobo, Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor, and Director, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University: Black and white Americans' views of the new law and order regime.

Daniel Carpenter, Professor of Government, and Director, Center for American Political Studies, Harvard University: The American antislavery petition in context.

Mary L. Dudziak, Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Professor of Law, History, and Political Science, University of Southern California: How war made America in the 20th century.

Neil Foley, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas, Austin: Civil rights in Texas and the Southwest, 1940-1965.

Stathis N. Kalyvas, Arnold Wolfus Professor of Political Science, Yale University: Varieties of political violence.

Dina Rizk Khoury, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, and Director, Graduate Studies, George Washington University: War and remembrance in Iraq.

Philippa Levine, Professor of History, University of Southern California: The evolution debates.

Peter D. Little, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky: The anthropology of neoliberalism in sub-Saharan Africa.

Michael McCann, Gordon Hirabayashi Professor for the Advancement of Citizenship, University of Washington: Public interest litigation and the politics of responsibility.

Julie Stone Peters, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University: Theatrical censorship, obscenity, and the making of modern drama.

Mary Louise Roberts, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison: The American military presence in France, 1944-1945.

Daniel T. Rodgers, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Princeton University: Transformation in social thought in 1980s America.

Robert Self, Associate Professor of History, Brown University: Gender and sexuality in America from Watts to Reagan.

Michele Wucker, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute, New York City: Evolving views of citizenship, belonging, and exclusion.

For the full list, click here. For the press release, click here.