Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Welcome, Joshua Stein!

We are thrilled to announce that Joshua Stein will be joining us for the month of August.

Josh has a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he completed a dissertation titled "The Right to Violence: Assault Prosecution in New York City, 1760-1840." Since then, he has held the Bernard and Irene Schwartz postdoctoral fellowship, co-sponsored by the New School for Social Research and the New York Historical Society. He has also taught seminars in legal history and urban history at Yale University, City University of New York, and UCLA. He is currently back in student mode, working toward his J.D. at Yale Law School.

Readers may know Josh best from his informative legal history "tweets" (follow along @LawHistory), but his scholarship is equally impressive. His most recent publication is an article in the Law & History Review, titled "Privatizing Violence: A Transformation in Assault Jurisprudence" (2012). (Read the abstract here). His latest research project, which we hope he'll discuss here, is about historical amicus briefs and the Supreme Court.

Welcome, Josh Stein!