Dylan Penningroth

Department: History

Dylan C. Penningroth specializes in African American history and in U.S. socio-legal history.  Penningroth is currently working on a study of African Americans’ encounter with law from the Civil War to the modern civil rights movement. Combining legal and social history, the study explores the practical meaning of legal rights for black life. His next project is a study of the legacies of slavery in colonial Ghana.