Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Susanna Blumenthal

Professor of Law and Associate Professor of History, Unviersity of Minnesota Law

Harvard-Radcliffe College, A.B.
Yale University, Ph.D., J.D.

Office: 436
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South 
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone:
+1 6126265694

Professor Susanna Blumenthal is Professor of Law and Associate Professor of History, as well as Co-Director of the Program in Law and History. Her research and writing focuses on the historical relationship between law and the human sciences. She is the author of Law and the Modern Mind: Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Culture (Harvard University Press, 2016) as well as numerous essays and law review articles, appearing in Harvard Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Law and History Review. Her current book project, The Apprehension of Fraud, explores the role of law in policing the ambiguous borderland between capitalism and crime in nineteenth-century America. Professor Blumenthal received an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to support her research and was a Sargent-Faull Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (2003-2004) as well as a Fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University (2009-2010). She co-directs the Program in Law and History at the University of Minnesota, where she was appointed the John K. & Elsie Lampert Fesler Fellow (2007-2008) and is a member of the faculty in both the Law School and the History Department.

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