Robert A. Ferguson
George Edward Woodberry Professor in Law, Literature, and Criticism
521 Jerome Greene Hall
New York NY 10027
- A.B., Harvard, 1964
- J.D., 1968
- Ph.D., 1974
On the faculty of the University of Chicago, 1978-89; Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, 1987-89; has also taught at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and Stanford. Joined the Columbia faculty in 1989. Academic honors and prizes include a Guggenheim Fellowship (1987-88), a Fellowship to the National Humanities Center (1994-95), and the Willard Hurst Award for Legal History from the Law and Society Association as well as the distinguished teaching awards at the University of Chicago (1982), Columbia University (1998), and Columbia Law School (2003).
Law and Letters in American Life (1987); The American Enlightenment 1750-1820 (1997), and, Reading the Early Republic (2004), as well as numerous articles on American literature, legal history, and the relationship of law and legal institutions to American writing.