Tuesday, June 1, 2021

LSA Awards to Daly, Mitra & Swanson

Several legal historians won awards at the Law and Society Association's virtual conference last week. 

The winner of the 2021 J. Willard Hurst Book Prize is Samuel Fury Childs Daly (Duke) for his book, A History of the Republic of Biafra: Law, Crime, and the Nigerian Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2020). This book is the first study of West African legal history to win the Hurst Prize (since 1980). Prof. Daly was our LHB guest blogger in April 2021.

The runner-up for the 2021 Hurst Prize is Durba Mitra (Harvard) for her book, Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought (Princeton University Press, 2020).

The winner of the John Hope Franklin Prize is Kara W. Swanson (Northeastern University) for her article, "Race and Selective Legal Memory: Reflections on Invention of a Slave," Columbia Law Review vol.120, no.4. 

Congratulations to all!

--Mitra Sharafi