Mary Ziegler

Mary Ziegler

Fellow: Awarded 2023
Field of Study: Law

Competition: US & Canada

Mary Ziegler is Martin Luther King Professor of Law at the University of California Davis. One of the world’s leading historians of the abortion debate in the United States, she is the author of six books on social movement struggles around reproduction and the law, including the award-winning After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate (Harvard University Press, 2015), Beyond Abortion: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Privacy (Harvard, 2018), Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2020), Dollars for Life: The Anti-Abortion and the Fall of the Republican Establishment (Yale University Press, 2022), Reproduction and the Constitution (Routledge, 2022) and Roe: The History of a National Obsession (Yale University Press, 2023). Ziegler frequently works with leading media outlets around the world, including the Atlantic, CNN, NPR, PBS Newshour, and the New York Times. During her fellowship, she is completing a history on struggles over fetal personhood in the United States.

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