I am a Ph.D. candidate in American history and Porter Ogden Jacobus fellow at Princeton University. I principally study nineteenth-century American legal institutions, practice, and theory–the development of the legal profession, the reform of civil trial practice, the debates over codification of the common law, and the intersection of American law and American Christianity.

I have received legal history fellowships from Yale Law School, the Hurst Institute at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and the American Society for Legal History, and a religious history fellowship from the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University.

Here you can find links to my published work and explore the research I have done on nineteenth-century legislation and legal practice. Please contact me at kfunk074@gmail.com.


DHSI Colloquium 2016 Book of Abstracts, 06/05/2016

Alumni Day Video Interview, Princeton University, 02/20/2016

Four win Jacobus Fellowship, top graduate student honor, News at Princeton 2/10/2016

Reuse of the Field Procedure Code and other legal texts, Legal History Blog 3/16/2015