The Princeton University Department of History has announced the appointment of Laura Edwards to the faculty. From the announcement:
Laura Edwards specializes in legal history. She comes to Princeton this winter from Duke University, where she was hired as an associate professor in 2001 and appointed to full professor in 2005. Edwards previously was on the faculty of the University of California-Los Angeles from 1997-2001, and the University of South Florida from 1993-97.
Edwards is the author of four books on the legal history of the American South, including The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South (2009), which received the Charles Sydnor Prize, awarded by the Southern Historical Association for the best book on Southern history, and the Littleton-Griswold Prize, awarded by the American Historical Association for the best book on the history of American law and society.
She holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. from Northwestern University.
Congratulations to Princeton and to Professor Edwards!
-- Karen Tani