Expert

Mary Dudziak

Expertise

Culture of War, U.S. War Politics, History of War Politics, and Constitutional Law

Programs

Ending Endless War and Democratizing Foreign Policy

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Bio

Mary L. Dudziak is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University. A leading legal historian and United States and the World scholar, she is past-President of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and an Honorary Fellow of the American Society for Legal History. She serves on the Historical Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of State.

Dudziak is currently writing a revisionist account of the decline of democratic restraints on the war power: Going to War: An American History. She is also the author of War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences (2012), Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey (2008), Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (2000). She is the editor of September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? (2003) and, with Mark Bradley, Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American War (forthcoming).

Dudziak’s research has been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation; School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, the Library of Congress Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance, and others. She has been a distinguished visitor at Harvard, Duke, and the University of Maryland law schools, and previously taught at the University of Southern California, and the University of Iowa. She holds an A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. and Ph.D. (American Studies) from Yale University.