Cynthia Herrup

Professor of History and Law, EmeritusUSC Gould School of Law

Cynthia Herrup
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Cynthia Herrup is a professor of history and law and a member of the USC Center for Law, History and Culture. She is affiliated with the USC Institute on British and Irish Studies as well as with the USC-Huntington Library Early Modern Studies Institute and holds a joint appointment with USC Law. She writes on the relationship of law (particularly criminal law) and culture in early modern English societies, as well as on the intersection of law, gender and sexuality.

Professor Herrup came to USC in 2005 from Duke University. Her publications include A House in Gross Disorder: Law, Sex and the Trial of the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven (Oxford 1999) and The Common Peace: Participation and the Criminal Law in 17th Century England (Cambridge 1987) as well as articles in a variety of journals. She is currently completing a manuscript on the relationship between royal pardons and the early modern English constitution.

She received a B.S in Journalism as well as her Ph.D. in history from Northwestern University. Among her awards are fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the American Society for Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Henry E. Huntington library. She is past president of the North American Conference on British Studies and a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Society for Legal History.