Ariela Gross of USC Gould School of Law is one of the winners of this year's Organization of American Historians--Japanese Association for American Studies fellowship for short-term residence in Japan. Ariela is the author most recently of the prizewinning book What Blood Won’t Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America (Harvard University Press, 2008). She will spend two weeks this June at Kyoto University teaching and lecturing on the history of race and racial ideology.
This fellowship -- awarded to two or three U.S. historians every year -- is a great opportunity. Other legal historians who have participated in this program are Davison Douglas, William and Mary, who visited Tohoku University, Sendai in 2002, and yours truly. I taught and lectured about U.S. constitutional history at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, in the summer of 2000.
This is a competitive fellowship, but easy to apply for. Expect an October deadline for next year.