Cindy Daase recently completed her Ph.D. at the Faculty of Law, Freie Universität Berlin, from which she has also earned an M.A. in East European studies, European and public international law, and journalism. She has been a visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, and a visiting doctoral researcher at the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, Magee Campus, Londonerry; and at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, Edmonton.
During her time as a Jerome Hall Fellow, Daase plans finalize her first monograph on "Law in the Twilight: The Negotiation and Implementation of Peace Agreements between State and Non-State Parties." Her work is based upon and extends the research contained in her doctoral thesis, Internationalization of Peace Agreements between State and Non-State Parties.
Howard Pashman's research examines how popular uprisings reestablish legal order during their movements. His dissertation takes the example of the American Revolution to understand the broader process in which insurgents struggle to build a legal order that enjoys popular support. His areas of interest include legal history, property law, and state building.
As a Jerome Hall Fellow, Pashman will expand his dissertation into a book manuscript. His dissertation (Making Revolution Work: Law and Politics in New York, 1776-1783) analyzes in detail how one state managed to rebuild legal institutions during a period of violent upheaval. The project argues that property redistribution was the key element in that change. By seizing property from British sympathizers and selling it to supporters of independence, New Yorkers made their revolution work. They transformed an insurgency into a society with working legal institutions such as courts. Property redistribution helped New Yorkers rebuild legal structures on the ground, and do so in a way that ordinary people accepted. While researching and writing the project, he received fellowship support from the Cromwell Foundation, Mellon/ACLS, and Northwestern University. In 2013 he completed Northwestern University's joint JD-PhD program, with a PhD in American History.
In addition to his joint degree from Northwestern, Pashman holds an M.A. in history from Northwestern and an M. Phil. in historical studies from the University of Cambridge, Clare College. He was a William Nelson Cromwell Fellow in American Legal History in 2010-11 and a fellow at the Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History in 2011. An upcoming article, "The People's Property Law: A Step toward Building a New Legal Order in Revolutionary New York," has been accepted for publication in Law and History Review.