Current Fellows

Maria Ponomarenko '14
Maria graduated summa cum laude from NYU Law, where she was a Furman Academic Scholar and an Articles Editor on the NYU Law Review. After graduating from NYU, she clerked for the Honorable Richard A. Posner on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Maria holds a B.A. in History and Economics and an M.A. in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in History from Stanford University. Her dissertation, “The Department of Justice and the Limits of the New Deal State,” explored issues of federalism and institutional capacity in the New Deal and World War II years, with a focus on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s relationship with state and local police.  Her research focuses on constitutional law, criminal procedure, administrative law, and police governance. She currently is working on an article on the constitutional underpinnings of administrative law. She is the author, with Barry Friedman, of Democratic Policing which appeared in the December 2015 NYU Law Review.