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 WSU Professor Curates Gallery

WINONA, Minn. – The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society announces the opening of a new online gallery curated and written by Winona State University associate professor of history, and co-director of the Law and Society program, Kurt Hohenstein.
The gallery is titled “Chasing the Devil Around the Stump: The SEC and the Courts” and details the role of the courts in financial and securities regulation. Hohenstein completed his research on the topic by visiting numerous archives and reviewing personal papers of 40 Supreme Court justices. The gallery opens Dec. 1 and is Hohenstein’s fifth contribution to the SEC Historical Society.
Hohenstein specializes in United States legal, constitutional and political history. His article, “Just What the Doctor Ordered: The Harrison Anti-Narcotics Art, the Supreme Court and the Federal Regulation of Medical Practice,” won the Hughes-Gossett Award from the Supreme Court Historical Society in 2001. “Coining Corruption,” a book Hohenstein wrote on the history of the American campaign finance system, was published in 2006.
Hohenstein graduated from the University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska College of Law. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia. During his graduate school career, he served as a research assistant for the National Commission on Election Reform.
Hohenstein recently completed a legal-political novel, “The Convention,” about a runaway constitutional convention. He is currently researching and writing a book, “American Elegiac,” about how the events of 9/11 shaped America and its history.
The SEC Historical Society provides independent and objective primary materials on the creation and development of the regulation of the capital market system from the 20th century to the present. Galleries are permanent exhibits within the virtual museum, providing access to materials from throughout the collection on a particular topic.
The SEC Historical Virtual Museum is the largest online repository of securities and financial regulation primary historical documents in existence and is visited by more than 300,000 unique visitors annually. It tells the entire history of the development of the SEC and the development of the securities law in the U.S.
To see Hohenstein’s work, visit
For more information, contact Kurt Hohenstein at