The 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships have just been announced, and it is a good year for legal historians. Awards go to:
Risa L. Goluboff, Professor of Law and History and Caddell & Chapman Research Professor, University of Virginia Law School, for her project Vagrancy law in the 1960s.
Annette Gordon-Reed, Professor of Law, New York Law School; Professor of History, Rutgers University, for her project Monticello legacies in the "New Age."
One more law professor received a Guggenheim: Jeannie Suk, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, for The legal construction of trauma.
And a Guggenheim was awarded to a friend of legal history, Mae M. Ngai, Professor of History and Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies, Columbia University, for The Chinese mining diaspora, 1848-1908.