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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Tomiko Brown-NaginTomiko Brown-Nagin is the Daniel P. S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law and a professor of history at Harvard University, where she also codirects the program in law and history. An award-winning legal and social historian and an expert in constitutional law as well as education law and policy, she writes on law and social change from legal and historical perspectives. Her book, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement (2011), won the Bancroft Prize in U.S. history. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, Brown-Nagin held joint appointments in law and history at the University of Virginia and worked as a litigation associate at a New York City law firm. She is currently working on a biography of the Honorable Constance Baker Motley, the pioneering civil rights lawyer, politician, and judge.