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Annette Gordon-Reed

  • HLS Professor Annette Gordon-Reed '84

    Annette Gordon-Reed elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    April 19, 2011

    Harvard Law School Professor Annette Gordon-Reed ’84 has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. One of 212 new members, Gordon-Reed joins leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts among the ranks of the Academy.

  • HLS Professor Annette Gordon-Reed '84

    Gordon-Reed appointed to AAAS Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences

    March 4, 2011

    Harvard Law School Professor Annette Gordon-Reed ’84 was recently appointed to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ newly-established Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, a national commission charged with bolstering teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences. Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust will also take part in the initiative.

  • Professor Annette Gordon-Reed ’84 wins a MacArthur Fellowship (audio)

    September 21, 2010

    Annette Gordon-Reed ’84, an award-winning historian, is one of 23 recipients of the 2010 MacArthur Fellowship, more commonly known as the MacArthur “Genius Award.” Gordon-Reed—the recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award—was recognized for dramatically changing the course of Jeffersonian scholarship.

  • Annette Gordon-Reed ’84 to join the Harvard faculty

    April 30, 2010

    Award-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed J.D. ’84 will join the Harvard faculty in July 2010 as a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Gordon-Reed will also be the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

  • Annette Gordon-Reed awarded National Humanities Medal

    March 31, 2010

    Annette Gordon-Reed ’84 was awarded the National Humanities Medal in February for her significant and innovative research on Thomas Jefferson’s slaves and the life of Sally Hemings, and for illuminating a chapter in American history that had previously been given little recognition.

  • The Green Bag honors HLS faculty and alumni for exemplary writing

    January 13, 2010

    The Green Bag, a quarterly journal devoted to readable, concise, and entertaining legal scholarship, has named a number of HLS faculty members and alumni to its “Exemplary Legal Writing 2009” list.

  • HLS Professor Annette Gordon-Reed '84

    Gordon-Reed in NYT: Histories Distorted

    October 8, 2009

    The family stories of black Americans and the findings of population geneticists make clear that Michelle Obama’s family history is far from unique. The vast majority of black Americans whose ancestors were enslaved in North America have some degree of mixed ancestry.

  • The Hemingses of Monticello bookcover

    Annette Gordon-Reed ’84 wins Pulitzer Prize in history

    April 26, 2009

    Annette Gordon-Reed has won a Pulitzer Prize in history for her book, “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,” which examines four generations of a slave family owned by Thomas Jefferson. The prize includes a $10,000 award.

  • Law and Arts Initiative Panelists

    Law and the Arts Initiative Panel Advises, “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” (Webcast)

    April 9, 2009

    In an April 1 panel hosted by the Harvard Law School Law and Arts Initiative entitled “Don’t Quit Your Day Job,” several HLS alumni and practicing attorneys discussed how to balance a successful legal career while also working in the arts. Panelists included successful writers and television and film producers.