2019-2020 FellowsAllie Goodman, Ph.D. candidate, History"Possession and Promises: Institutionalization, Nativism, and "Child Saving" in Chicago, 1870-1899"Nana Quarshie, Ph.D. candidate, Anthropology & History"Thorazine and Terror in Early Independence Ghana, 1951-1966"Chao Ren, Ph.D. candidate, History"Oily Arguments: Institutional Disputes and Native Property Rights in Colonial Burma"
Jasmine Wang, J.D. candidate"Belonging and the Gendered Nature of Chinese Exclusion"
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About the ProgramThe 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, Professor Tom and Ruth Green, and the Michael G. and Deborah L. Harrison Fund.
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