Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cromwell Fellowship Awards to Holdren, Pashman, Rao, Tani

Another announcement at this year's meeting of the American Society for Legal History was the winners of the fellowships awarded annually by the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation. In recent years, the Foundation has awarded three to five fellowships, in amounts up to $5,000, to support research and writing in American legal history, with preference for early-career scholars. The Society's Committee on Research Fellowships and Awards reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Foundation.

Howard Pashman and Karen Tani
This year fellowships went to:
  • Nate Holdren, Ph.D. candidate (History), University of Minnesota, to support a project titled “‘The Compensation Law Put Us Out of Work’: Workplace Injury Law, Medical Examinations, and Disability in the Early Twentieth Century United States.”
  • Howard Pashman, J.D./Ph.D. candidate (History), Northwestern University, to support a project titled “Enforcing the Revolution: Law and Politics in New York, 1776-1783.”
  • Gautham Rao, assistant professor, Rutgers-Newark/New Jersey Institute of Technology Federated Department of History, for a project titled “At the Water’s Edge: Politics and Governance in Revolutionary America.”
  • Karen Tani, Ph.D. candidate (History), University of Pennsylvania, Samuel I. Golieb Fellow, New York University School of Law, to support a project titled "Welfare Rights Before the Movement: Public Assistance Administration and the Rule of Law, 1938-1961."
* Language comes from the ASLH website.