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In 1984, I earned a BA in History from the University of Missouri at St. Louis, studying under Professors George Rawick and George Lipsitz. My Senior Thesis explored the historical thought of Karl Marx. I then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I studied primarily with Professors William Barney and Leon Fink, and earned an MA in History in 1986. My M.A. Thesis was a study of pre-Jacksonian American labor radicalism. At North Carolina, I was active in the anti-apartheid and labor movements. I relocated to Washington, DC, where I engaged in health care activism for a time, before returning to school to earn a JD in 1992 from the George Washington University Law School. I practiced law for seven years in Washington, DC, before resuming the study of history at the University of Florida, where I have studied primarily with Professors Elizabeth Dale and Robert Zieger. I am currently residing in St. Louis, Missouri, where I am completing my dissertation.
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Gainesville, Fl.
Ph.D. candidate, U.S. Constitutional and Labor History; degree expected, 2009
Dissertation Topic: “Casting Bread Across the Waters: A Transnational History of Bakery Reform Movements and the Supreme Court Case of Lochner v. New York”
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, Washington, D.C.
J.D., with High Honors, May 1992
Order of the Coif, 31st in a class of 415
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, Chapel Hill, N.C.
M.A., U.S. History, 1986
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, St. Louis, Mo.
B.A., magna cum laude, History, 1983
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society; Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society; University Scholar and Sophomore Honors Scholarships
PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PAPERS
“Casting Bread Across the Waters: A Transnational History of Bakery Reform Movements and the Supreme Court Case of Lochner v. New York” (PhD diss., in progress, completion expected 2010).
My dissertation employs the methods of economic, legal, social, and transnational history to examine the landmark constitutional law case of Lochner v. New York (1905). In the late nineteenth century, movements demanding changes in bakery sanitation, working conditions, and hours of labor arose in Europe, North America, and Australasia. The core of the dissertation will treat the transnational political economy of the nineteenth century baking industry, bakers’ efforts to achieve reform through strikes, boycotts, and legislation, the public health aspects of bakery sanitation, and the constitutional law issues implicated in the Lochner case.
“The Transnational Movement for Reform of Sanitary and Working Conditions in Bakeries, 1890-1914,” Policy History Conference, May 2008.
"How Conservative Libertarians Rewrote the Law -- and Eventually the Constitution," review of Calculating Promises: The Emergence of Modern American Contract Doctrine, by Roy Kreitner, H-Law, H-Net Reviews (June 2008).
Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry, by Ted Smith, David A. Sonnenfeld, and David Naguib Pellow (editors). (book review) Law and Politics Book Review 16(11) (November 2006): 878-882.
Encyclopedia of United States Political History, Volume 5: 1921-1945, ed. Robert Zieger; essays regarding “The U.S. Supreme Court and the Judiciary,” “Chief Justice William Howard Taft,” “Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes,” “Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone,” “The 21st Amendment,” and “Smith v. Allwright,” (forthcoming from Congressional Quarterly Press, 2007). (The publisher has posted two of these articles, on “Court Packing,” and “Charles Evans Hughes,” as samples for others at http://www.referenceworld.com/MTM/uspoliticalhistory/samples.asp).
“The Second Coming of Charles Austin Beard: A Review Essay,” Alpata: A Journal of History 3 (2006): 107-117.
The Collected Works of William Howard Taft, Volume VIII: “Liberty Under Law” & Selected Supreme Court Opinions, by Francis Graham Lee (ed.) (book review) Ohio Valley History 5(4) (Winter 2005): 81-82.
Encyclopedia of US Labor and Working Class History, ed. Eric Arnesen; essays regarding “Loco Foco Democrats,” “George Henry Evans,” “William Leggett,” “Robert Dale Owen,” “Thomas Skidmore,” “Frances Wright,” and “Mechanics’ Lien Laws” (Routledge, 2006).
America’s Lawyer-Presidents: From Law Office to Oval Office, by Norman Gross (ed.) (book review) Law and Politics Book Review, 15(3) (March 2005): 170-72.
“Laboring in the ‘Poisonous Gases’: Consumption, Public Health, and the Lochner Court,” New York University Journal of Law and Liberty 1(1) (2005): 476-495.
“The Origins of American Labor Radicalism: Political Economy and the Early American Labor Movement, 1815-1830,” Social Science History Association Conference, November 2004.
“Lochner v. The Journeymen Bakers of New York: The Journeymen Bakers, Their Hours of Labor, and The Constitution,” American Journal of Legal History 38(4) (October 1994): 413-451.
“Federalism and Telecommunications: On the Right Wavelength?,” George Washington Law Review 59 (5) (June 1991): 1190-1217.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Social Science History Association, Rockefeller Travel Award, 2004
Graduate Student Council, University of Florida, Travel Grant, 2004
University of Florida, Alumni Fellowship, Fall 2003 et seq.
The George Washington University Law School, Research Assistantship, Prof. Philip Hamburger, 1991-1992
University of North Carolina, Teaching Assistantship, 1985-1988
University of North Carolina, Research Assistantship, Prof. William Leuchtenburg, 1984-1985
President, History Graduate Society, April 2005 – April 2006
Vice President, History Graduate Society, April 2004 – April 2005
Treasurer, History Graduate Society, January 2004 – April 2004
Editorial Board Member, Alpata: A Journal of History, Vol. 1, Fall 2003 – Spring 2004
Member, Crowell & Moring Public Service Committee, 1997 – 1999
Representation of numerous disadvantaged clients on a pro bono basis, 1992 – 1999
Member, The George Washington Law Review, 1991 – 1992
Law School Moot Court Board: Chief Judge for membership competition, 1992
Organization of American Historians; American Historical Association; American Society for Legal History; Labor and Working Class History Association