Announcing the 2019-20 Davis Center Fellows and Postdocs

April 22, 2019
Law & Legalities

Davis Center Fellows for 2019-20: Law and Legalities

We are happy to announce next year's Davis Center fellows on the theme Law & Legalities.

Debjani Bhattacharyya
Drexel University
Law and climate science in South Asia

Malachi Crawford
Prairie View A&M University
The Nation of Islam and African-American Free Speech in US Courts

Rohit De
Yale University
Rebellious lawyers and the jurisprudence of decolonization

Sarah Ghabrial
Concordia University, Montreal
Colonial law and the Muslim family in Algeria

Stuart McManus
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Slave law in the early modern Iberian world

Mary Mitchell
Purdue University
Law and nuclear weapons testing in postwar Oceania

Benjamin Nathans
University of Pennsylvania
A history of the Soviet dissident movement

Judith Surkis
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Children, development, and international law in decolonization

Karl Ubl
University of Cologne
Punishment in the Carolingian Empire

In addition, our postdoctoral fellow George Aumoithe will continue a second year in our program, and will be offering an upper-level undergraduate seminar this fall on “Law, Social Difference, and the Sustenance of Health.” This spring he was awarded a Career Enhancement Adjunct Faculty Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Jonathan Connolly, our other postdoctoral fellow, will spend next year clerking for Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. In fall 2020, he will become Assistant Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Angela N. H. Creager
Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science
Director, 2016–2020