The Legal History Blog welcomes Karen Tani as a guest blogger for the month of May. Karen will be familiar to readers for her great posts on panels at American Society for Legal History meetings, here, here, here, and here.
Karen is the Sharswood Fellow in Law and History at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her J.D. and is a Ph.D. candidate. She is interested in twentieth-century legal history, with a focus on social welfare programs, welfare rights, and the rise of the administrative state. Her Ph.D. dissertation is "Securing a Right to Welfare: Public Assistance Administration and the Rule of Law, 1938-1960." Her article Flemming v. Nestor: Anticommunism, the Welfare State, and the Making of "New Property" appeared in the Law and History Review.
Karen is a Member of the Board of the American Society for Legal History. At Penn, she received a Dean's Scholar award from the School of Arts and Sciences in recognition of her academic performance and intellectual promise.
Welcome to Karen!