Gabriel Mendlow, Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Michigan, has been awarded a $60,000 fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities to pursue a book project that will focus on the criminalization of thought in Anglo-American law and legal philosophy. NEH Fellowships are prestigious and highly competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing.

"I'm very grateful to the NEH for offering me this fellowship," Mendlow said. "I'm also grateful to Congress and the public for continuing to support research in the humanities."

Mendlow is one of 81 scholars to receive an NEH fellowship this year, and one of six to win funding for a project in philosophy.  The NEH typically receives more than 1,100 fellowship applications each year.

Mendlow teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and moral, political, and legal philosophy.  He is a Professor in the Philosophy Department, and holds his primary appointment at Michigan as Professor in the Law School.

More details about the latest round of NEH grants are available on the NEH's website.

A version of this press release was originally published on the Michigan Law website.