Mary L. Dudziak

Emory University


Mary L. Dudziak, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University, is a leading legal historian of the U.S. and the world. She is past-president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and an honorary fellow of the American Society for Legal History.

Dudziak is the author of War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences (Oxford University Press, 2012); Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey (Oxford University Press, 2008); Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2000, 2nd ed. 2011); and other works. She is co-editor with Mark Bradley of Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Politics and Culture of American War (forthcoming University of Massachusetts Press, 2020), and is currently writing Going to War: An American History (under contract, Oxford University Press).

Dudziak's research has been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation; the School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton; the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford; the American Council of Learned Societies; and others.

Featured Work

SEP 14, 2020 Transcript

Protests in Perspective: The Protests Go Global, with Mary L. Dudziak & Brenda Gayle Plummer

The killing of George Floyd and the wave of protests that followed bring to life the current struggle for civil rights, human rights, and social ...

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SEP 4, 2014 Article

Mary Dudziak on Civil Liberties During WWI and Beyond

"Just as the nation is perpetually focused on security, we must also be perpetually focused on maintaining constitutional liberty."