Paul Finkelman is the President of Gratz College in greater Philadelphia. Before taking this position, he held the Fulbright Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice at the University of Ottawa School of Law, in Ottawa, Canada. He received his B.A. in American Studies from Syracuse University in 1971 and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago in 1976. He was later a Fellow in Law and Humanities at Harvard Law School. He has held a number of endowed chairs as a tenured professor or as a visitor, including the John Hope Franklin Chair in American Legal History at Duke Law School, Ariel F. Sallows Chair in Human Rights Law at the University of Saskatchewan, the President William McKinley Distinguished Professorship at Albany Law School, and the Chapman Distinguished Chair at the University of Tulsa Law School. He is the author of more than 200 scholarly articles and the author or editor of more than 50 books. His newest book, Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court, was published by Harvard University Press in 2018.
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