Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Amalia Kessler, Stanford, with a Ryskamp, is only law prof awarded an ACLS this year

Amalia D. Kessler, Stanford Law School, with a Ryskamp Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, is the only law professor to be awarded an ACLS Fellowship for 2007. There were no "regular" ACLS fellowships to law faculty (last year there was one). Giddeon Yaffe, whose principal appointment is in the USC Dept. of Philosophy and has a secondary appointment at USC Law School, was also awarded a Ryskamp. Ryskamp Fellowships go to advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences. All ACLS awards are fiercely competitive.

This news is not new. The awardees were notified last spring. But this information has only just recently been released via the ACLS website.

The deadline for next year's fellowships is October 3. Fellowship programs are described on the ACLS webpage.

I'm listing the legal history-related ACLS Fellowships, Ryskamps and Burkhardt's below. Although the news was not so good for law faculty applicants, the results are promising in another respect. Look at how much law is being done in other parts of the academy. Interest in legal history may well be spread across departments on your campus.

ACLS Fellowships

Benadusi, Giovanna, Associate Professor, European History, University of South Florida
Visions of the Social Order: Women's Last Wills, Notaries, and the State in Baroque Tuscany

Ely, Melvin Patrick, Professor, History and Black Studies, College of William and Mary
A Horrible Intimacy: Whites and Enslaved Blacks in Old Virginia

Ergene, Bogac, Associate Professor, History, University of Vermont Professor Ergene has been designated an ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellow. Class, Court, and Justice in the Ottoman Empire, 1685-1794

Freeman, Joanne B., Professor, History, Yale University
Professor Freeman has been awarded a joint ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowship.
"The Field of Blood": The Culture of Congress in Antebellum America

Guang, Lei, Associate Professor, Political Science, San Diego State University Justice at the Margin: Aggrieved Citizens, Nervous Officials, and the Making of Petitions as a Political Institution in China

Kelleher, Marie A., Assistant Professor, History, California State University, Long Beach The Measure of Woman: Law and Female Identity in Medieval Spain

Kramer, Paul A., Associate Professor, History, University of Iowa (Dr. Kramer was Associate Professor, History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor at the time of the award.) Migration, Citizenship, and Empire in the Interwar Pacific

Parthasarathy, Shobita, Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Crisis at the Patent Office: Rethinking Governance of Biotechnology in the United States, Europe, and on the Global Stage

Ryskamp Fellowships (for advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences)

Hoffman, Katherine E., Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Northwestern University
Mirror of the Soul: Language, Islam, and Law in French Native Policy of Morocco (1912-1956)

Jiang, Yonglin, Assistant Professor, History, Oklahoma State University
Negotiating Justice: Local Adjudication and Social Change in Late Imperial China

Kessler, Amalia Deborah, Associate Professor, Law and History, Stanford University American Exceptionalism and the Forgotten Tradition of Equity, 1814-1912

von Dassow, Eva M., Assistant Professor, Ancient Near Eastern History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Freedom and Rights in the Ancient Near East

Yaffe, Gideon D., Associate Professor, Philosophy and Law, University of Southern California Trying and Attempted Crimes

The Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars

Self, Robert O., Associate Professor, History, Brown University
The Politics of Gender and Sexuality in the United States from Watts to Reagan