2020-2021 FellowsTamar Alexanian, J.D. candidate"Racism & The Child Welfare System: The Impact on Families from 1900-2008"Grace Argo, Ph.D. candidate, History and Women's & Gender Studies"Constructing the American Family: Debates on Incest in US Law, 1870-1940"Marlee Goska, J.D. candidate"'The Fight Brought to our Cultural Doorstep': Tribal Access to and Co-Management of their Dispossessed Lands"
Katherine Markey, J.D. candidate"Policing Interracial Relationships: Morals Law as Anti-Miscegenation in Progressive Era Chicago"
Gianna May Sanchez, Ph.D. candidate, History"'No physician within 14 miles': Legislative Negotiation of Medical Practice and Traditional Healing in New Mexico, 1880-1940"
Jonathan Quint, Ph.D. candidate, History"Natives, Newcomers, and the Formation of the US-Canadian Border in the Detroit River Region, 1760-1820"
Reuben Riggs-Bookman, Ph.D. candidate, Anthropology and History"Emergency Management: Transformation in Democracy and Neoliberal Governance, 1970-Present"
Fellowships and Application Procedure
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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