Friday, April 27, 2012

Go, 'Grrl! Mary Dudziak to Emory Law

Delighted to announce that an IntLawGrrls contributor, Dr. Mary L. Dudziak (right), soon will move to Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia.
At Emory, Mary will take up a chaired professorship and serve as inaugural Director of the Project on War and Security in Law, Culture and Society. The project will build on her expertise in those areas: in her years as the Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Professor of Law, History and Political Science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Mary taught Constitutional Law, Equality and Liberty, 20th Century U.S. Constitutional History, Law and War in the 20th Century, Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutional Politics in Africa, and a seminar on Law and Social Change in Post-1945 America. Her many publications have made pathbreaking contributions by analyzing, from the perspective of a  legal historian, international approaches to legal history and the impact of war on American democracy.
Mary's books include: the just-published War·Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences, about which she posted for IntLawGrrls here, here, and here; the 2008 biography Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey; and a 2000 study, Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy, published in 2d edition last year. She's now at work on How War Made America: A 20th Century History, under contract with Oxford University Press.
Winner of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Princeton's Law and Public Affairs Program, and others, and a board member of the American Society for Legal History and the Law and Society Association, Mary is the founding contributor of Legal History Blog, and also writes at Balkinization.
She earned her A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University, then clerked for Judge Sam J. Ervin III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and taught law and history at the University of Iowa before moving to USC. She's a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, was Visiting Professor of Lawand John Hope Franklin Professor of American Legal History at Duke Law in the fall 2011 semester, and also has visited at Harvard Law School and the University of Maryland.
A great catch for Emory Law, which also announced yesterday the permanent appointment of Dean Robert Schapiro (like this 'Grrl, a former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens).
Heartfelt congratulations!

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