Congratulations to Jedidiah Joseph Kroncke, who this fall will become an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. He is the author of The Futility of Law and Development: China and the Dangers of Exporting American Law (Oxford University Press, 2016), which explores the role of U.S.-China relations in the formation of modern American legal internationalism and the decline of American legal comparativism. He is underway on a new book on the transnational history of American legal education. Other projects include a study of economic republicanism and re-imagining democratic labor and property institutions. He is Law and History Review’s first associate editor for non-Western and comparative legal history and will be serving as associate editor for the the forthcoming Journal of Law and Political Economy.
Professor Kroncke is currently a member of the faculty at FGV Direito SP in São Paulo, Brazil, where he has taught courses ranging from Comparative Law to Socio-Legal Studies. He has been a Golieb fellow at New York University Law School and a Burger-Howe fellow at the Harvard Law School. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.