Program

 all panels occur on the third floor, SHalala Student Center, University of Miami

 

 

Keynote Address:

Thursday March 1, 7:00 PM

Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Shalala Student CEnter

Opening Remarks: 

Jeffrey Duerk, Provost, University of Miami

 

Henry Stanford King Distinguished Lecture: 

“Law for the Gospel Church: African American Religion and Legal Culture, 1865-1970.”

Dylan C. Penningroth, Professor of Law and History, U.C. Berkeley

 

 

Friday March 2

Activities and Vista Room, Shalala Student Center

 

Panel 1: Making a New Constitution, 10:00-12:00

Chair: Steven Hahn, Professor of History, New York University

Christopher Bonner, University of Maryland, “The Problem of Citizenship”  

Kate Masur, Northwestern University, “Antebellum Origins of the New Constitution”

Steven Kantrowitz, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “'To write their own dishonor in the Constitution of their country': Northern White Supremacy and the Rejection of the Second Founding”

John Fabian Witt, Yale Law School, “The Fourteenth Amendment as an Ending”

 

Panel 2: Corporatism, Capitalism, Conservativism, 1:15-3:00 

Chair: Naomi Lamoreaux, Stanley B. Resor, Professor of Economics and History, Yale University

Stephen West, Catholic University, “Section Two and the Retreat from Reconstruction”

Evelyn Atkinson, University of Chicago, “Corporate Constitutional Personhood and the Railroad Tax Cases”

Paul Kens, Texas State University, “The Fourteenth Amendment and the Origins of a Corporate Theory of Liberty”

 

Panel 3: Birthright Citizenship and Immigration in a globalized America, 3:15-5:00

Chair: Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History, Columbia University

Natalia Molina, U.C. San Diego, “Making Deportable Citizens: The Decoupling of Citizenship and Race in the Construction of the ‘Anchor Baby’”

Stephanie Hinnershitz, Cleveland State University, “Japanese American Incarceration during World War II and the Limits of the Birthright Citizenship”

Anna Pegler-Gordon, Michigan State, “Citizen Aliens: Chinese Migrants, Territoriality and Birthright Citizenship”

 

Saturday March 3

Activities and Vista Room, Shalala Student Center

 

Panel 4: Equal Protection and Civil Rights, 10:00-12:00

Chair: Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Professor of History for Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School

Rebecca Jo Plant and Frances Clark, U.C. San Diego and University of Sydney, “‘Our Highest Safeguard’: African Americans’ Defense of the 14th  Amendment during the Interwar Era”

Christopher Schmidt, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, “The Transformation of Civil Rights, 1866 – 1964”

Kathryn Schumaker, University of Oklahoma,“Education and the Failures of the Fourteenth Amendment”

Philippa Strum, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, “Gender-Specific Federal Laws: What the Fourteenth Amendment Hasn’t Yet Accomplished.”

 

 

Closing Roundtable Discussion 1:00-3:00

Moderator: Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University

Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Professor of History for Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School

Steven Hahn, Professor of History, New York University

Naomi Lamoreaux, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and History, Yale University

Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History, Columbia University

Dylan C. Penningroth, Professor of Law and History, U.C.Berkeley