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Female Genius: George Washington and Eliza Harriot at the Dawn of the Constitution

Society Event: Female Genius, George Washington and Eliza Harriot

Professor Mary Sarah Bilder is the Founders Professor of Law at Boston College Law School.

Her book Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention (2015) received the 2016 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy, and was a finalist for the 2016 George Washington Book Prize.

The Transatlantic Constitution: Colonial Legal Culture and the Empire (2004), received the Littleton-Griswold Award (American Historical Association).

Her recent scholarship has focused on the Age of the Constitution and the framing generation, transatlantic feminism, James Madison and the Convention record, and colonial and founding era constitutionalism, as well as Robert Morris, the early African American civil rights activist and lawyer. She has taught at Boston College since 1994 and as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School.