Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Social Sciences Building (SOS), 250
3502 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Nancy Gallman is a legal historian of early North America, specializing in settler and indigenous law, early Native and African American history, Spanish borderlands, and the comparative history of empire. She received a J.D. from NYU School of Law, where she was awarded the Leonard M. Henkin Commencement Prize in Constitutional Law. Her Ph.D. in History is from the University of California, Davis. Gallman’s book project, American Constitutions: Life, Liberty, and Property in the Early Southeastern Borderlands, is the first comparative study of settler and indigenous law in the late colonial Spanish Florida borderlands. She argues that attempts by Anglo-Americans to take East Florida by force following the American Revolution failed in part because of alliances that indigenous groups, people of African descent, and Spanish officials built on the strength of a plural legal culture.