Colonial & Revolutionary Americas Workshop | "Original (Native) Understandings"

Colonial and Revolutionary Americas Workshop (CRAW)
Event date: 
April 14, 2022 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Speaker(s): 
Gregory Ablavsky
Stanford University
Seminar Series: 
Colonial and Revolutionary Americas Workshop
Audience: 
Princeton University

"Original (Native) Understandings"

Gregory Ablavsky, Stanford University


This workshop will be held in a hybrid format, both on Zoom and in-person in Room 210 Dickinson Hall. Registration is required either way.

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*Please note: In-person attendance is restricted to current Princeton University ID holders.


Gregory Ablavsky is Associate Professor of Law and the Helen L. Crocker Faculty Scholar at Stanford University's Law School. Ablavsky’s scholarship focuses on early American legal history, particularly on issues of sovereignty, territory, and property in the early American West.  His publications explore a range of topics including the history of the Indian Commerce Clause, the importance of Indian affairs in shaping the U.S. Constitution, and the balance of power between states and the federal government. His work has received the Cromwell Article Prize and the Kathryn T. Preyer Prize from the American Society for Legal History.  His book project “Federal Ground: Sovereignty, Property, and Law in the U.S. Territories, 1783-1802,” is under contract with Oxford University Press.

Prior to joining the Stanford Law faculty in 2015, Professor Ablavsky was the Sharswood Fellow in Law and History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught courses on land use law and the legal history of empire and race.  He clerked for Judge Anthony Scirica of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was also a law clerk for the Native American Rights Fund in Washington, D.C.

Contact: 
Area of Interest: 
Legal History
Region: 
United States
Period: 
15th & 16th Centuries
17th & 18th Centuries