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August 3, 2009

Professor Michelle McKinley Receives Newberry Library Fellowship

Assistant Professor Michelle McKinley recently was awarded a Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowship for Individual Research for her project, “Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Legal Activism, and Ecclesiastical Courts in Colonial Lima, 1593-1700.”

Professor McKinley will conduct her fellowship work in residence at the NewberryProfessor Michelle McKinley Library in Chicago, Illinois, for a short period during this academic year. The Newberry Library is an independent research library concentrating on the humanities.

Professor McKinley has published extensively on international law, human rights law, reproductive rights, and immigration issues. At the law school, she teaches Law, Culture & Society; Immigration Law; Public International Law; and Refugee & Asylum Law.

While at the Newberry, Professor McKinley will have access to the library’s extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, maps, music, manuscripts, and other printed material. The Newberry’s collections number 1,500,000 printed titles, five million manuscript pages, and 500,000 historic maps.

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