Fellowship in Race, Law & History
Pedro Cantisano, Ph.D. candidate, History
"Is Freedom Divisible? Law and Slavery in 19th Century Brazil"
Jesse Carr, Ph.D. candidate, American Culture
"Lynching and the Legal Order"
Andrew Dalack, J.D. candidate, Law School
"Special Administrative Measures and the War on Terror: The Consequences of Harsh Pre-Trial Detention"
Ashley Mitchell, J.D. candidate, Law School
"Disabilities, Race, and the Co-existing Fight for Educational Rights"
Joost VanEynde, Ph.D. candidate, History
"A Slave's Good Character: Local Justice in a Kentucky Pardon Case, 1808"
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The Program in Race, Law & History at Michigan Law will award up to five 2012-2013 academic-year fellowships to students enrolled in JD, PhD, and other terminal graduate programs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Fellows will participate in the ongoing work of the Program, including workshops, conferences, and symposia. They will also receive financial support for independent research and conference travel. Fellows will present their research findings at the Program's annual winter term fellows' symposium where they will receive comments from senior scholars in their field.
Fellows in Race, Law & History participate in Program events, which in 2012-2013 include the conference, "Proclaiming Emancipation," in October 2012. Fellows receive a $2,500 grant for research expenses and toward travel and accommodation expenses connected with attendance at the annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History (scheduled for November 8-11, 2012, in St. Louis, Missouri.) The fellowship period runs from October 2012 through April 2013. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a terminal graduate degree program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and be in residence in Ann Arbor for the fellowship term of October 2012 through April 2013.
We welcome applications from graduate and professional students with independent research proposals within the scope of the Program in Race, Law & History. Applications must include a 500-word research proposal, a proposed budget itemizing expected expenses, a C.V. or resume, and the name and contact information for one faculty recommender. Applications will be evaluated by an ad-hoc faculty committee based upon quality of research proposal; relevance of the research proposal to program areas of the Program in Race, Law & History; support of faculty; and academic distinction. (Note, the fellowship does not cover tuition or living expenses.) Applications are due via email on September 15, 2012, to RaceLawHistoryFellowships@umich.edu. Fellowship recipients will be announced on October 1, 2012.
The Michigan Law Program in Race, Law & History is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to research and teaching at the intersection of these three lines of intellectual inquiry. Through new scholarship, the training of students in law and history, and collaborations with colleagues and institutions at Michigan and beyond, the Program provides a unique historical perspective on the ongoing salience of race in our world. Our work is grounded in scholarship that has established race as at the core of interpreting the history of the Americas. Race in this sense is understood as a set of ideas that rely upon understandings of religion, culture, labor, biology, and politics, and have both rationalized profound inequality and galvanized movements for social justice. Scholars have charted the connections between legal culture and slavery and its abolition, the emergence of democratic states, imperialism, social welfare policy, and movements for civil and human rights. Our work is linked to the broad trends in social and cultural history, exploring how race and law have come together to shape ideas about home, family, marriage, gender, and sexuality.
The fellowships in Race, Law & History are made possible through the support of Faith (AB '69) and Stephen (AB '66, JD '69) Brown.
Questions should be directed to Professor Martha S. Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.