20th-century American legal and political history
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Joanna Grisinger (Ph.D. University of Chicago 2005) works in twentieth-century U.S. legal and political history, with a focus on the modern administrative state. She is a Senior Continuing Lecturer at the Center for Legal Studies. She has recently completed her first book, The Unwieldy American State: Administrative Politics since the New Deal (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, 2012). She is also the author of “Law in Action: The Attorney General’s Committee on Administrative Procedure,” Journal of Policy History (2008), and has contributed an essay entitled “Law and the Administrative State” to the forthcoming Companion to American Legal History (in the Blackwell Companions to American History series). From 2012-2014, she is serving on the Editorial Board of Law and Social Inquiry.
Current Research: Professor Grisinger is currently working on a project that examines the relationship between administrative agencies and the civil rights movement.
Teaching Interests: Professor Grisinger teaches courses on law and society, U.S. legal history, gender and the law, and constitutional law.