Professor Blumenthal Awarded Prestigious Stanford Fellowship

March 23, 2020

Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences has named Professor Susanna Blumenthal as one of its 2020-21 fellows.

Blumenthal, William Prosser Professor of Law and Professor of History and co-director of the Program in Law and History, is one of 38 selected scholars representing 20 U.S. institutions and 11 international institutions and programs.

The incoming fellows conduct research in a diversity of fields within or intersecting the social and behavioral sciences: anthropology, business, communication, computer science, economics, education, history, law, medicine, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, public affairs and public policy, sociology, publishing, and sociology.

Blumenthal is a scholar of American legal history whose research and writing focuses on the historical relationship between law and the human sciences. She is the author of Law and the Modern Mind: Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Culture (Harvard University Press, 2016) as well as numerous essays and law review articles, appearing in Harvard Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Law and History Review. Her current book project, The Apprehension of Fraud, explores the role of law, explores the role of law in policing the ambiguous borderland between capitalism and crime in nineteenth-century America. 

 

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