Congratulations to Assistant Professor Chris Suh, who has won the Dorothy Ross Article Prize from the Society for U. S. Intellectual History for “‘America’s Gunpowder Women’: Pearl S. Buck and the Struggle for American Feminism, 1937-1941,” published in Pacific Historical Review last year. Outlining their decision, the award committee wrote: “In this article, Suh sheds new light on the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Pearl Buck and her role in international feminist politics in the 1930s. He draws on archival research at Princeton, the Library of Congress, and Buck’s personal papers to interweave the history of American literature with race, gender and politics in the New Deal era, all in a global context.” Earlier this year the same piece won the W. Turrentine Jackson (Article) Prize of the Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association.
Dr. Mary L. Dudziak, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, was recently cited in an article about the Korean War. Recognizing the 70-year anniversary of the start of the conflict this week, the article presents five key points about what the U.S. Army terms “The Forgotten War.” Read the citation of Dudziak in the excerpt below along with the full piece: “The US Army once ruled Pyongyang and 5 other things you might not know about the Korean War.” Dudziak is Associated Faculty in the History Department.
“The war was the first large overseas US conflict without a declaration of war, setting a precedent for the unilateral presidential power exercised today,” Emory University law professor Mary Dudziak wrote in a 2019 opinion column for the Washington Post.
“‘The Korean War has helped to enable this century’s forever wars,’ Dudziak wrote.”
Dr. Polly J. Price, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and Professor of Global Health, recently weighed in on the constitutionality of mandatory quarantines for travelers from out of state for NBC News. Price is Associated Faculty in the Emory History Department. Read an excerpt featuring her contribution below, along with the full article: “Demanding a 14-day coronavirus quarantine is one thing, enforcing it is another, experts say.”
“Polly Price, a professor of law and public health at Emory University in Atlanta, said the problem with such pronouncements is that they bump up against U.S. citizens’ constitutional right to travel from one state to another.
“‘No state can prevent you from coming in,’ Price said. ‘What these states are doing is imposing conditions on that travel. When it goes from ‘we’re going to request that you self-quarantine for a period of time’ to ‘we’re going to arrest you or fine you if you don’t,’ that’s when constitutional issues become tricky.'”
Dr. Carl Suddler, Assistant Professor of History, recently published an article on The Brookings Institution’s blog. The piece is titled “There’s truth in numbers in policing – until there isn’t” and is part of Brookings’ “How We Rise” series. Suddler is also the author of Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York (NYU Press, 2019). Read an excerpt from his Brookings piece below, along with the full article here.
“At the heart of many police reform arguments is accountability. But to hold the police accountable for misconduct, data related to police violence must not only become more accessible, it must also become more reliable. But what if this is just not possible? What if we cannot ever rely on this data to be true?”
Dr. Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies and Associated Faculty in the History Department, was recently quoted in a New York Times article headlined “White Americans Say They Are Waking Up to Racism. What Will It Add Up To?” The article discusses white responses to anti-racism activists’ calls for systemic changes in U.S. society that go beyond dismantling racist symbols and language alone. Read the full piece here.
Dr. Walter C. Rucker, Professor of History, was recently featured in the virtual discussion “Observing Juneteenth: The Conversation Continues,” with Dr. Carol E. Henderson, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Emory’s Chief Diversity Officer, and Adviser to the President. Held on June 25, 2020, the event was sponsored by the Emory Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. In the conversation Rucker and Henderson discuss Juneteenth through the lens of slavery and slave resistance as well as freedom and liberation. Rucker’s works include The River Flows On: Black Resistance, Culture, and Identity Formation in Early America (LSU Press, 2005) and Gold Coast Diasporas: Identity, Culture, and Power (Indiana University Press, 2015). Watch the full conversation above or on YouTube: “Observing Juneteenth: The Conversation Continues.”
Assistant Professor of History Carl Suddler was recently quoted in a Washington Post article by columnist Jerry Brewer on what the resumption of NBA play might mean for Black athlete activism and the anti-racist movement broadly. Suddler is the author of Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York (NYU Press, 2019). Read Brewer’s article here: “In the fight for equality, the NBA can be a symbol and an inspiration — not a distraction.”
Dr. Carl Suddler, Assistant Professor of History, was quoted in an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about the greater significance attached to this year’s Juneteenth holiday in light of recent protests against racial injustice and police brutality. Suddler is the author of Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York (NYU Press, 2019). Read the excerpt featuring Suddler below, along with the full article, written by Shelia Poole, here: “Why Juneteenth will take on greater meaning this year: Racial injustice, police brutality, protests will raise profile of the day.”
“Maybe there’s going to be a change from this point forward,” said Carl Suddler, an assistant professor of history at Emory University and author of “Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York.” “I think there’s something to be said about what the protests have done and what organizations have done to raise awareness for a lot of people about Juneteenth. This level of awareness and level of awakening that’s happening is great to see.”
Dr. Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies and Associated Faculty in the History Department, was recently interviewed on The Washington Post’s Cape Up podcast. In the conversation with host Jonathan Capehart, Anderson discusses a persistent pattern of racialized injustice through U.S. history and concludes that “We actually punish black people for being resilient.” She is, most recently, the author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy (Bloomsbury, 2018). Listen to the full interview here: “The author of ‘White Rage’ on the persistent pattern of punishing blacks for their resilience.“
Dr. Polly J. Price, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and Professor of Global Health, was interviewed on Atlanta’s NPR affiliate, WABE, about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Price is a public health law scholar as well as a legal historian and citizenship and immigration law expert. She is associated faculty in the History Department. Read and listen to the interview, in which Price identifies the lingering uncertainties despite the ruling, here: “Emory Immigration Expert Says DACA Ruling Leaves Questions.”