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- GA Georgia
- Emory University School of Law
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- Law, War, Peace, Politics, Presidency, U.S. Constitution, Civil Rights
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- About Me
Mary L. Dudziak, the Asa Griggs Candler Chair at Emory University School of Law, is a leading American legal historian She is the immediate past-President of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and is an Honorary Fellow of the American Society for Legal History. She writes and teaches about the history of war’s impact on American law and politics, civil rights history and constitutional law. Her books include War·Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences (2012); Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey (2008); Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (2000, 2nd ed. 2011). Her research has been supported by the Library of Congress (Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance), John Simon Guggenheim Foundation; School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; American Council of Learned Societies and others. She received her A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D. and Ph.D. from Yale University.
- Recent Publications
War ⋅ Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences (Oxford University Press, 2012)
“Death and the War Power,” Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 30:1 (2018): 25-61.
“‘You Didn’t See Him Lying…Beside the Gravel Road in France’: Death, Distance, and American War Power,” Diplomatic History 42:1 (January 2018): 1-16.
“How War Lost Its Politics,” Dissent Magazine (Summer 2016).
Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy, 2nd edition (Princeton University Press, 2011).
Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey (Oxford University Press, 2008) (rev. paperback ed., Princeton University Press, 2011).
“Law, War, and the History of Time,” California Law Review 98 (2010): 1669-1712.
- Media Coverage
- My Presidential Lecture for the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and other recent lectures can be found on C-SPAN: https://www.c-span.org/person/?marydudziak. My most recent op-ed, Donald Trump and America's Moral Authority, appeared
- Country Focus
- United States
- Expertise by Geography
- United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- 20th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Government, Law, Military, Politics, Race