Faculty

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Jill M. Fraley [fraleyj@wlu.edu] is Assistant Professor of Law. A graduate of Yale University, completing dual programs in History and Religious Studies (1999), with her J.D. from Duke University School of Law (2002), her LL.M. from Yale Law School (2008), and J.S.D. from Yale Law School (2011), Dr. Fraley is a legal historian who focuses her research on property and environmental issues. She practiced law for more than six years, working primarily in toxic torts and premises liability. She has taught at the University of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Law School and Yale Law School. She currently teaches property, environmental law, law & geography and legal history. Her recent writings focus on the legal history of Appalachia, property, cartography and the development of territorial jurisdiction. She often represents abused and neglected children in Appalachia. In her spare time, she is a multi-media artist who creates textiles and publishes photographs of Appalachian landscapes.

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David Millon [millond@wlu.edu] is the J.B. Stombock Professor of Law. He received B.A. and M.A. degrees in history from Ohio State and a Ph.D. and second M.A. from Cornell. At Cornell, his dissertation, titled "Common Law and Canon Law During the Reign of Edward I," was supervised by Brian Tierney. After receiving a law degree from Harvard, he practiced law in Boston for three years before moving to W&L in 1986. In addition to English legal history, he also teaches corporate law and has taught antitrust, contracts, and non-profit organizations. His publications in legal history include papers on the history of the jury (in Law & Social Inquiry and the Wisconsin Law Review) and on the relations between the common law and canon law jurisdictions in medieval England (in Law and History Review and the University of Illinois Law Review). He has also written on the history of corporate and antitrust law. His most recent book is Select Ecclesiastical Cases from the King's Courts 1272-1307. Published by the Seldon Society, the book explores the relationship between the Catholic Church's court system and the King's common law courts during the reign of Edward I.

W&L Affiliated Faculty

George Bent [bentg@wlu.edu] is Sidney Gause Childress Professor in the Arts. He received his B.A. with highest honors in History from Oberlin College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in the History of Art from Stanford University. His research focuses on painting and patronage in Florence in the thirteenth through fifteenth centuries.

Theresa Braunschneider [braunt@wlu.edu] is associate professor of English. She received her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Kalamazoo College and her master's and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature and culture and the history of sexuality and gender.

Kevin Crotty [crottyk@wlu.edu] is Professor of Classics and Law and chair of the Classics Department. He holds degrees from the Harvard Law School (J.D. 1984) and Yale University (Ph.D. in Classics, 1975). He is the author of Law's Interior: Legal and Literary Constructions of the Self (Cornell, 2001), a study of legal theory and of the relation between law and literature. His other books include The Poetics of Supplication: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey (Cornell, 1994) and Song and Action: The Victory Odes of Pindar (Johns Hopkins, 1982). Before joining the faculty at Washington and Lee, he practiced law for ten years at Hughes, Hubbard and Reed in New York and Washington, D.C., and was a member of the Classics faculty at Yale University from 1975 to 1981. He is currently working in and around the areas of ancient theories of law and contemporary jurisprudence.

Theodore DeLaney [delaneyt@wlu.edu] is associate professor of History. He received his bachelor's degree from Washington and Lee University and his Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary. He teaches in the field of American history, with a specialization in African-American history, slavery, and the civil rights movement. Professor DeLaney is presently writing the story of school desegregation in four western Virginia counties.

Sean Devlin [devlins@wlu.edu] is staff archaeologist and instructor in Anthropology. His research focuses on issues of identity construction, particularly as it has been and is used to both create and moderate social inequality, and the relationship between archaeology and local descendant communities of the present.

Jonathan Eastwood [eastwoodj@wlu.edu] is an associate professor of Sociology. His research focuses on nationalism and national identity (with a particular focus on Latin American cases) and the sociology of religion and literature.

Genelle Gertz [gertzg@wlu.edu] is associate professor of English. She received her B.A. from Wheaton College, her M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She joined the W&L faculty in 2003, teaching courses in medieval and renaissance English literature, including a seminar on trials, torture and the truth. Her book, Heresy Trials and English Women Writers, 1400-1670, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

Sascha L. Goluboff [goluboffs@wlu.edu] is associate professor of Cultural Anthropology. She received her B.A. from Colgate and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Her work focuses on the anthropology of emotion in a variety of geographical and historical contexts. From investigating practices of mourning and grief in Azerbaijan to analyzing the delight and terror of homeplace in Antebellum Virginia, she views emotion as a story -- a narrative told about self and society, as well as a discourse about interpersonal connections.

John N. Jacob [jacobj@wlu.edu] has been director of the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives since its inception in 1992. He received his B.A. in philosophy and MLS, with a concentration in modern archival administration, from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He worked at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and headed the library and archival programs of the George C. Marshall Research Foundation before coming to W&L. He is author of The George C. Marshall Papers, 1932-1960: A Guide and The Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Papers. His electronic guides to the holdings of the Powell Archives are part of the Virginia Heritage Project, honored with the SOLPA (Solinet Library Programs Award) Preservation and Access Prize in March 2003.

Krzysztof Jasiewicz [jasiewiczk@wlu.edu] is William P. Ames Jr. Professor of Sociology and Anthropology. He received his M.A. with honors from Warsaw University and his Ph.D. from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He has taught and/or held fellowships at Warsaw U., Harvard, Oxford, UCLA, and the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, among others. He has published extensively on elections, voting behaviour, party systems, and political attitudes in Poland and other Central European states. Recently, his articles appeared in the Journal of Democracy, East European Politics and Societies, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Problems of Post-Communism, and European Journal of Political Research.

Curtis Jirsa [jirsac@wlu.edu] is assistant professor of English. He recieved his B.A. from Bowdoin College and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. His research interests include medieval English literature; Anglo-Norman poetry; Arthuriana; sermons; Germanic linguistics; intersections between the sacred and the secular.

Timothy Lubin [lubint@wlu.edu] is professor of Religion and lecturer in religion and law. He received his B.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D., from Columbia University and his M.T.S. from the Harvard Divinity School. He joined the W&L faculty in 1997. His research focuses in the history of Brahmanical Hinduism in India, including the development of classical Hindu law.

James E. Mahon [mahonj@wlu.edu] is associate professor of Philosophy and lecturer in Philosophy and Law. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Modern English with Double First Class Honours from Trinity College, Dublin, his M.Phil. in Philosophy from Cambridge University, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duke University, where his dissertation was supervised by Alasdair MacIntyre. He specializes in the history of modern philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of law. In Fall 2003, he will be a visiting scholar in the Department of Philosophy at Cambridge University.

J. Holt Merchant [merchanth@wlu.edu] is Professor of History and chair of the History Department. He received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He is an expert on American history, particularly in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Among the many courses he has taught is a course on the history of the U.S. Constitution.

David Novack [novackd@wlu.edu] is Abigail Grigsby Urquhart '11 Term Professor of Sociology. He holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (B.A.1966) and New York University (M.A. 1970, Ph.D. 1975.). His teaching specialties are racial and ethnic relations, gender relations, and deviance. His research examines changes in law that impact on racial groups, especially in the context of legal safeguards and affirmative action. He also studies changing social constructions of criminality and deviance and historical and legal changes as they pertain to gender meanings and rights accorded specific gendered categories and as they apply to modifications in the adjudication of rape and sexual assault.

David Peterson [petersond@wlu.edu] is professor of History and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program. He received a B.A. with High Honors from the College of William and Mary, a B.Litt. from Edinburgh University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University, where he studied under Brian Tierney and John Najemy. Before moving to Washington and Lee in 1999, he taught at Cornell, Stanford, and the University of Texas at Austin. He has also been an NEH Research Fellow at the Newberry Library and a Mellon Fellow at the National Humanities Center. He specializes in medieval and renaissance political thought.

Domnica Radulescu [radulescud@wlu.edu] is professor of French. She received her B.A. in English from Loyola University of Chicago and her M.A. in Comparative Literature and her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Chicago. An actor, director, and scholar, she uses literary sources, especially plays, to study the law's effect on women in classical antiquity and nineteenth century France.

Jim Warren [warrenj@wlu.edu] is S. Blount Mason, Jr. Professor of English. He received his B.A. from Auburn University and his Ph.D. from Yale. His research interest include Nineteenth-century literature and culture and literature of the environment.