Institute for African American Research presents: Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Institute for African American Research presents: Tomiko Brown-Nagin (Bancroft Prize-Winning Historian)
Graniteville Room (located on the mezzanine level in the Thomas Cooper Library) A reception will follow the lecture
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, who earned a doctorate in history from Duke, a law degree from Yale, where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal, and a B.A. in history, summa cum laude, from Furman University, is Professor of Law and Professor of History at Harvard. An expert on constitutional law, legal history, and education law Brown-Nagin has published widely in these areas. Her 2011 book, "Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement" (Oxford), received several prizes, including the Bancroft Prize in US History, the Organization of American Historians' Liberty Legacy Book Award, and the Lillian Smith Book Award. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, she held joint appointments in law and history at the University of Virginia and at Washington University. Before entering academia, Brown-Nagin clerked for the Honorable Robert L. Carter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and worked as a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City. Off Harvard's campus, Brown-Nagin serves as a consultant to educational and non-profit organizations and is a member of the Board of Visitors of Duke University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Co-sponsored by: African American Studies and History Center
For more information contact: 803/ 777-0645 or Arave@mailbox.sc.edu