The Burkhardt fellowship funds an academic-year residency while the recipient works toward a major scholarly work. Goluboff's fellowship at the Library of Congress will support her as she writes her forthcoming book, "People Out of Place: The Sixties, the Supreme Court, and Vagrancy Law."
"Vagrancy law provides a way of organizing a history of the social revolutions of the 1960s," Goluboff said. "There is no legal history of the 1960s, in part because "the Sixties" is a big and diffuse thing. Thinking about the variety of ways in which vagrancy laws were used to keep people in their places — and the multiple attacks on the whole idea of everyone having a hierarchical place in American society — helps provide an organizing principle for a legal history of the Sixties."