Andrew Lanham

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5th Year
Areas of Interest: 

American literary history and legal history, especially the 20th century; social protest movements and cultural production.

Dissertation Topic: 

Pax Americana: Antiwar Protest in American Life and Literature from WWI to the War on Terror

Advisors: Samuel Moyn, Wai Chee Dimock, Jacqueline Goldsby



“‘Protection for Every Class of Citizens’: The New York City Draft Riots of 1863, the Equal Protection Clause, and the Government’s Duty to Protect Civil Rights,” 13 UC Irvine Law Review ___ (forthcoming 2023)

“Book Review,” 1 Michigan Journal of Law & Society ___ (2022) (reviewing Linda Colley, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen (2021))

“Book Notice: The Geopolitics of American Policing,” 119 Michigan Law Review 1411 (2021) (reviewing Stuart Schrader, Badges Without Borders (2019))

“Editor’s Introduction,” 118 Michigan Law Review i (2020)

“Book Review,” 65 Notes & Queries 146 (2018) (reviewing Mitchum Huehls, After Critique (2016))

“Book Review,” 63 Notes & Queries 655 (2016) (reviewing Peter Boxall, The Value of the Novel (2015))


“The Making of the Surveillance State,” The New Republic, Apr. 21, 2022

“Policing the World,” Boston Review, June 25, 2020

“American Racism in Plague Times,” Boston Review, Mar. 30, 2020

“Jack Ryan, American Imperialist,” The New Republic, Nov. 25, 2019

“Philip Pullman’s Free Thought,” The New Republic, Nov. 6, 2019

“A Puerto Rican Activist’s Fight for Citizenship,” The New Republic, Feb. 20, 2019

“Michael Ondaatje’s Haunting Pasts,” The New Republic, June 8, 2018

“How to Abolish War,” The New Republic, Jan. 2, 2018

“The Art of (Not Forgetting) War,” Public Books, Oct. 4, 2017

“Militarizing the Presidency,” Boston Review, Aug. 9, 2017

Game of Thrones Is a Shakespearean History Play,” The Millions, July 10, 2017

“Totalitarianism at Home and Abroad,” Los Angeles Review of Books, Mar. 26, 2017

“Lessons from the Nuclear Freeze,” Boston Review, Mar. 14, 2017

“When W.E.B. Du Bois was ‘Un-American,’” Boston Review, Jan. 13, 2017

“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Climate Change,” Pacific Standard, Nov. 1, 2016

“Shakespeare Contra Nietzsche,” Marginalia Review of Books, May 9, 2016

“Superheroes in a Time of Terror,” Los Angeles Review of Books, Oct. 7, 2015