Faculty Appointments: Laura Edwards and Edward Baring

Oct. 6, 2020

Next semester, we will welcome two new faculty members to the department: Laura Edwards and Edward Baring.

Laura Edwards specializes in legal history. She comes to Princeton this winter from Duke University, where she was hired as an associate professor in 2001 and appointed to full professor in 2005. Edwards previously was on the faculty of the University of California-Los Angeles from 1997-2001, and the University of South Florida from 1993-97.

Edwards is the author of four books on the legal history of the American South, including The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South (2009), which received the Charles Sydnor Prize, awarded by the Southern Historical Association for the best book on Southern history, and the Littleton-Griswold Prize, awarded by the American Historical Association for the best book on the history of American law and society.

She holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. from Northwestern University.

Edward Baring, in History and the University Center for Human Values, will join Princeton this winter from Drew University, where he was appointed assistant professor in 2010 and promoted to associate professor in 2015.

Baring received a Ph.D. from Harvard University and a B.A. from the University of Cambridge.

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