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Nikolas Bowie

  • 2024–2025
  • Law
  • Shutzer Fellow
  • Harvard University
Portrait of Nikolas Bowie
Photo courtesy of Nikolas Bowie

Nikolas Bowie is a law professor and historian at Harvard who writes critical legal histories of democracy in the United States at the federal, state, and local level. At Radcliffe, he will collaborate with Daphna Renan on a nonfiction book that contests judicial supremacy—the idea that the Supreme Court should have the final say on what the US Constitution allows—and recovers a countervailing tradition rooted in the political constitutionalism of antislavery abolitionism and Reconstruction in which the American people, speaking through Congress, can define the Constitution democratically.

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