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Joyce Lee Malcolm
Joyce Lee Malcolm

Joyce Lee Malcolm is Professor of Legal History at George Mason University School of Law. She is a historian and constitutional scholar active in the area of constitutional history, focusing on the development of individual rights in Great Britain and America. She has written many books and articles on gun control, the Second Amendment, and individual rights.

Professor Malcolm received her Ph.D. in history from Brandeis University, and she is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She has previously taught at Princeton University, Bentley College, Boston University, Northeastern University and Cambridge University. She has also served as Director of the Research Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Senior Advisor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Security Studies Program, Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies, and Bye Fellow at Robinson College, Cambridge University.

A Contributor to numerous volumes, her books include To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right, Guns and Violence: The English Experience, Caesar's Due: Loyalty and King Charles, Stepchild of the Revolution: A Slave Child in Revolutionary America, The Struggle for Sovereignty: Seventeenth-Century English Political Tracts (2 vols.), and The Scene of the Battle, 1775.

Professor Malcolm’s scholarly articles have appeared in such journals as the American Historical Review, Journal of British Studies, University of Tennessee Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, The Historical Journal, English Historical Review, Historically Speaking, Texas Review of Law and Politics, and Journal of Interdisciplinary History. Her popular articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, London Telegraph, Financial Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, Washington Times, Times Higher Education Supplement, Providence Journal, and other newspapers, and she is a regular contributor to the website of the Social Affairs Unit in London.