Emily Alise Prifogle
Fields of Study: 20th Century American Legal History
Advisor: Hendrik Hartog
Emily studies twentieth century American legal history. She is currently working on a dissertation prospectus examining New Deal resettlement communities, asking what does it mean—legally, physically, culturally, socially—to make a new community? Emily is also interested in public history, narrative, and micro-history projects. Her previous work has focused on recovering marginalized voices within twentieth century social movements, including the civil rights and women’s rights movements. Other work has examined questions of labor, race, and gender with regard to a landmark wage and hours decision, Muller v. Oregon (1908).
At Princeton, Emily has completed general exam fields in “American History from 1865-Present,” “Anglo-American Legal History,” and “Race, Gender, & Place.” She holds a B.A. from Indiana University in History and Art History. Before starting her Ph.D. at Princeton, she completed a M.Sc. in Comparative Social Policy at Oxford University and a J.D. at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Her law review note concerns the hidden civil rights activism behind the landmark constitutional decision, Chambers v. Mississippi (101 Calif. L. Rev. 445 (2013)).