Dov Weinryb Grohsgal

Dov Weinryb Grohsgal is associate research scholar at Columbia University, where his primary responsibilities include research and interviews for the Obama Presidency Oral History Project. Dov’s research, scholarship, and teaching focus on United States political and policy history during the second half of the 20th century. He is especially interested in the intersection of policymaking, social movements, inequality, and race. His research interests also include the 1960s. His first book, “Bring Us Together”: The Politics and Policies of School Desegregation in the Nixon White House, is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press (2020). It explores the desegregation of public schools in the South during Richard Nixon’s presidency. His second book project examines poverty in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. His work has appeared in The Atlantic and The Washington Post.

Prior to Columbia, Dov taught in the Department of History, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and the Writing Program at Princeton University. He also spent several years as a dean at Princeton, where he helped to develop and administer large-scale academic programs and served as an undergraduate academic advisor. Most recently, Dov was associate research scholar at Princeton, where he worked in collaboration with Professor of History Keith Wailoo on research examining the relationship between race, gender, class, and capitalism in the 20th-century United States using methods from the digital humanities.

Dov holds a doctorate in history from Princeton University. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Emory University, where he received degrees in history and economics.

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Hendrik Hartog

Hendrik “Dirk” Hartog is the Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty, Emeritus. For a decade, he was the director of Princeton University’s Program in American Studies. Hartog has spent his scholarly life obsessed with the difficulties and opportunities that come with studying how broad political and cultural themes have been expressed in everyday legal conflicts. He has worked in a variety of areas of American legal history: on the history of city life, on the history of constitutional rights claims, on the history of marriage, on the history of slavery and emancipation, and on the historiography of legal change and of legal history. He is the author of Public Property and Private Power: the Corporation of the City of New York in American Law, 1730-1870 (1983), Man and Wife in America: a History (2000), Someday All This Will Be Yours: A History of Inheritance and Old Age (2012), and The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North (2018). He has been awarded a variety of national fellowships and lectureships, and for a decade he co-edited Studies in Legal History, the book series of the American Society for Legal History. In 2016, he was made an honorary fellow of the American Society for Legal History. He is affiliated with Princeton’s Program in Law and Public Affairs, Program in American Studies, and Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Before coming to Princeton, he taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School (1982-92) and at the Indiana University (Bloomington) School of Law (1977-82).

Sarah Malone

Sarah Malone is communications and events manager for the Princeton University Program in American Studies. Her articles on American studies and affiliated programming have appeared on the University homepage and on the American studies, Humanities Council, and Campus Dining websites. Her writing has been published in The Awl, The Collagist, The Common, Open City and other literary journals. She holds an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was founding editor of the MFA journal Route 9. Previously, her design work aired on AMC, HBO, History, and elsewhere. She is working on a novel set in a collision of media, art and capital.