Interest Group Members

Emerging Scholars


Alexi Garrett, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Virginia

Alexi Garrett's dissertation analyzes how feme sole businesswomen managed their slave-manned enterprises in the early national South. She is a historian of women, gender, slavery, and business in the early national South. 

Prateek Raj, PhD Candidate, University College London

Prateek Raj studies the different ways in which people organise to do business under varying cultural, institutional and technological conditions.


Anastasia Day, Hagley Scholar, University of Delaware

Anastasia Day is a history doctoral candidate and Hagley Scholar in Capitalism, Technology, and Culture at the University of Delaware. She identifies as a historian of environment, technology, business, and society, themes that collide uniquely in food.

Ashton Merck, PhD Candidate, Duke University

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Duke University.  My dissertation analyzes the evolving scientific, technical, and legal challenges in food safety regulation and international trade.

Travis E. Ross, Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher

I study the intertwined histories of knowledge and capitalism in the long nineteenth century, focusing especially on the alternative economies of knowledge production in the era of academic professionalization.

Stephanie Michelle Vincent, Instructor of history, Kent State Univeristy

Stephanie Vincent is a recent Ph.D. in history from Kent State Univeristy with a focus on American business and management in the 19th and 20th centuries. Her manuscript-in-progress focuses on the American commercial pottery industry and its fight against imports and trade policy.

Zhaojin Zeng, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

I am a historian of modern East Asia with research and teaching interests in the histories of economy and business, technology and industry, and capitalism broadly construed.


Aaron Cayer, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles
Keiji Fujimura, Doctoral Student, Osaka University, Japan

Keiji Fujimura is a doctoral student at Osaka University, Japan where he studies Japan-U.S. automobile industry. He is also a CEO at his institute in Japan and adjunct lecturers at a few Japanese universities. 

Ida Lunde Jørgensen, Assistant Professor, PhD, Copenhagen Business School

Ida Lunde Jorgensen is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Business History at Copenhagen Business School.

Shannon Perry, De Montfort University

Consumer culture and business history of the photogrpahic industry; Eastman Kodak Company; commodification and commoditization of photography and 'Kodak' in the late 19th centuray and early 20th century; globalization of the photographic industry.

Nicolaas Tjaart Strydom, Research assistant and PhD candidate, University of Johannesburg
Jesse Tarbert, Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Jesse Tarbert received his Ph.D. in history from Case Western Reserve University in August 2016.


Manuel Alejandro Bautista González, Doctoral Candidate in United States History at Columbia University in the City of New York

Manuel A. Bautista González (Mexico City, 1984) is a doctoral candidate in United States History at Columbia University in the City of New York. Manuel specializes in American economic, business, entrepreneurial, financial, banking and monetary history.

Jessica Borge, Birkbeck College, University of London

Jessica Borge is a doctoral candidate within the department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies at Birkbeck, University of London.

Rachel A. Bunker, Ph.D. Student, Department of History, Rutgers University
Alejandro E. Caceres, Lecturer of Economics and Enterprise (Venezuelan Business History) / Latin American Economic Development (Economic History) / Strategy and Structure

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Malin Dahlström, University of Gothenburg

Malin Dahlström is a doctoral candidate in economic history at the University of Gothenburg. She is in a group of cartel researchers and she is investigating the cartels in the limestone and cement industry in Sweden.

Claire Dunning, Harvard University

Claire Dunning is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Harvard University where she studies the social and political history of the United States in the twentieth century.

Samuel Franklin, Doctoral Student, Brown University
Michela Giorcelli, Ph.D. Candidate

Michela Giorcelli is a Ph.D.

Brian R. Gold, University of Alberta

2014 Ph.D. University of Alberta

Caley Horan , Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Caroline Jack, Data & Society Research Institute

Caroline Jack is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Data & Society Research Institute. 

Aiala Levy, PhD candidate, University of Chicago

Hi, I’m a PhD candidate in Latin American History at the University of Chicago interested in the history of urban development and the arts.  My dissertation, "Forging an Urban Public: Theaters, Audiences, and the City in São Paulo, Brazil, 1854-1930," examines a wide range of theater producers to

Kira Lussier, Doctoral Candidate, University of Toronto

Kira Lussier is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the history of science at the University of Toronto. Her research interests lie at the intersection of histories of science, psychology, and business.

Lindsay Schakenbach Regele, Assistant Professor, Miami University

Lindsay Schakenbach Regele recently received her PhD from Brown University and will start as an assistant professor of history at Miami University this fall.

Rahima Schwenkbeck, Policy Studies Organization

Rahima Schwenkbeck received a PhD in American Studies at The George Washington University. A native of Niagara Falls, her interests include utopian studies, the history of US business and advertising.

Joseph Slaughter, University of Maryland

Joe Slaughter is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Maryland and an active duty naval officer currently teaching early American and world history courses at the US Naval Academy.

Jackson Tait, Queen's University


Elizabeth Harmon, Doctoral Candidate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Elizabeth Harmon is a doctoral candidate in the American Culture Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Michael Aldous, Queen's University Belfast

Michael Aldous recently completed his Ph.D. in the department of Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

David E. Andersson, Linköping University

David E. Andersson is half way through his Ph.D. in the Department of Business Administration at Linköping University, Sweden, with a master's degree in economics.

Justin Bengry, McGill University

Justin Bengry completed his Ph.D. in British History and Feminist Studies at the University of California in 2010. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, and a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in History at McGill University, Canada.

Carolyn Biltoft, Georgia State University

Carolyn Biltoft received her doctorate in modern world history from Princeton University in 2010.

Alexia Blin, EHESS

Alexia Blin is a graduate student at the EHESS in Paris.

Kendra D. Boyd, Ph. D. candidate, Rutgers University
Nathan Delaney, Case Western Reserve

Ph.D. candidate at Case Western Reserve University studying global business, labor, and environmental networks of the modern age.

Sarah Dietz, University of Bradford

Completed her Ph.D. at the University of Bradford in 2013. A former textile designer, she explores in her thesis the nineteenth-century foreign direct investment of a British textile manufacturing firm near Warsaw.

Dan Du, University of Georgia

Ph.D. student in the History Department at the University of Georgia. She is interested in business history, financial history, and the history of global capitalism. Her master's thesis is on Illinois free banking, a paper presented at the BHC in 2010.

Manuel Dür, University of Zurich

Research and teaching assistant in the Department of History at the University of Zurich. He is also a Ph.D.

Andrew Edwards, Princeton University

Andrew Edwards is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University, studying the political economy of revolution in colonial America and the antebellum United States, focusing on sovereignty, property, and exchange.

Remi Gilardin, European University Institute

Rémi Gilardin is a graduate student at the European University Institute (Florence) in economic and business history. He also teaches economic history to undergraduates at the LSE.

Judge Glock, Rutgers University

Judge Glock received both his B.A. and M.A. in American History from the College of William and Mary, where he completed a thesis on the real estate market and the electric streetcar in Richmond, Virginia.

Thomas Hajduk, University of St. Gallen

Thomas Hajduk is a research assistant in the Institute of Business Ethics at the University of St.Gallen (Switzerland) and is completing his doctoral thesis on "multinational enterprises and international codes of conduct in the 1970s" at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt Oder (Germany).

Tiina Hemminki, University of Jyväskylä

Tiina Hemminki is a doctoral student in Finnish history in the Department of History and Ethnology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The title of her dissertation is "Freeholder Peasants' Credit Relationships on Both Sides of the Gulf of Bothnia (1796-1830)"; she will finish it in 2014.

Justene Hill, Princeton University

Justene Hill is a doctoral candidate in American history at Princeton University. She is currently serving as a Quin Morton Teaching Fellow in Princeton's Writing Center.

Matt Hopkins, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Matt Hopkins is interested in, and searching for, heterodox economics, business history, and/or science and technology policy Ph.D. programs in the United States or abroad.

Md Khalid Hossain, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Md Khalid Hossain is a Ph.D. researcher at the School of Management of RMIT University, Australia. He is currently an Australian Leadership Award scholar.

Sabine Ichikawa, Shanghai Normal University

Sabine Ichikawa is a French emerging scholar in business history, since 2012. After working in the fashion and luxury industry for twenty-five years in several countries, in fashion design and brand management, she did her Ph.D.

Tanya Jurado, Massey University

Tanya Jurado is in the final stages of her Ph.D. at Massey University, New Zealand. Her research examines how small and medium enterprise policy has developed over the 1978-2008 period in New Zealand.

Lauren Klaffke, University of Minnesota

Lauren Klaffke is a third-year graduate student in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Anitra Komulainen, University of Helsinki

Anitra Komulainen is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History at the University of Helsinki. Her thesis concentrates on the Finnish butter-margarine war in the 1960s, especially its economic, political, and cultural dimensions.

Arun Kumar, Lancaster University

Arun Kumar is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University.

Changkeun Lee, Associate Fellow, Korea Development Institute

Changkeun Lee graduated with a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan in 2015. His research interests span a diverse set of topics in the history of U.S. manufacturing.

Joyman Lee, University of Missouri St. Louis

Joyman Lee (Ph.D. Yale, 2013) is a historian of late imperial and modern China, with allied interests in business history and the history of technology.

Corinna Ludwig, German Historical Institute

Corinna Ludwig is a Ph.D. candidate at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. She is writing her dissertation on marketing strategies of German companies in the United States between 1945 and the 1980s.

Casey Lurtz, Johns Hopkins University
Ishva Minefee, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ishva Minefee is a doctoral student in international business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; he is a member of this year's Doctoral Colloquium. His research interests span corporate social responsibility and corporate responses to institutional pressures.

Manuel Moisés Montás Betances, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

Manuel Moisés Montás Betances is head of Economic Studies in the Consejo Económico y Social and professor of economic development, history, and thought at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in the in the Dominican Republic, where he completed graduate studies in economics

Kevin Moos, University of California San Francisco

Kevin Andrew Moos is a Ph.D. student in History of Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. His interests include the economic and business history of health and medicine, the history of health economics, and the history of globalization.

Crystal Moten, Dickinson College

Crystal M. Moten is postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History at Dickinson College. In 2013, she received her Ph.D.

Shawn Moura, University of Maryland College Park

Shawn Moura is a doctoral candidate in Latin American history at the University of Maryland, College Park.

David Paulson, University of Cambridge

David Paulson is a Ph.D. candidate in history at Cambridge University. He began his original Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1989, researching twentieth-century German and EEC history.

Natacha Postel-Vinay, London School of Economics

Natacha Postel-Vinay is writing her thesis at the Department of Economic History at the LSE on banking crises in the U.S. Great Depression.

Lindsay Schakenbach, Brown University

Lindsay Schakenbach is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at Brown University. She is broadly interested in the history of capitalism and studies the connections between business and diplomacy in the early national United States.

Korinna Schönhärl, University of Duisberg-Essen

Korinna Schönhärl is assistant professor in the Department for Social and Economic History, University of Duisburg-Essen. She holds a Ph.D.

Elizabeth Semler, University of Minnesota

Elizabeth Semler is a fifth-year graduate student in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She is broadly interested in the intersections of public health, food (and food industries), and advertising in the twentieth century. Her project compares U.S.

Sakari Siltala, University of Helsinki

Sakari Siltala holds a Ph.D. from the Department of History at the University of Helsinki. He defended his thesis in November 2013. The subject was the role of co-operatives in the dissolution of Finnish collaborative capitalism, 1982-2004.

Ole Sparenberg, University of the Saarland

Ole Sparenberg is a research and teaching assistant in the History Department at the University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken. He studied and received his Ph.D. at Göttingen University.

Ellan Spero, Postdoctoral Fellow, Singapore University of Technology and Design and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ellan Spero studies innovation, with particular emphasis on academic-industrial partnerships, business and institutional history, and material culture of science and technology.  Her dissertation project focused on the emergence of academic-industrial cooperation and production of “narratives of

Eivind Thomasson, Norges Bank

Eivind Thomassen is a researcher at Norges Bank (the Norwegian central bank). He received a Master's Degree in history from the University of Oslo in 2012. He explores the role of Norges Bank in Norwegian economic policymaking in the interwar and postwar (1945-2010) eras.

Riina Turunen, University of Jyväskylä

Riina Turunen is a doctoral student in the Department of History and Ethnology at the University of Jyväskylä. Currently she is studying business failures and the premises of economic success during the take-off of Finnish moderni- zation.

Fei-Hsien Wang, University of Cambridge

Fei-Hsien Wang is a Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for History and Economics and Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago in 2012.

Melih Yeşilbağ, SUNY-Binghamton

Melih Yeşilbağ received his B.Sc. degree in electronics engineering from Bogazici University and then shifted to social sciences for his graduate studies. He recived a master's degree in modern Turkish history and is currently a Ph.D.


Scott E. Randolph, Assistant Professor of Business History and Applied Ethics, University of Redlands, Department of Business Administration
Valeria Giacomin, Newcomen Fellow, Harvard Business School

Valeria Giacomin is currently Postdoctoral Newcomen Fellow at Harvard Business School. Valeria obtained her PhD from CBS in November 2016 with a paper-based thesis on the evolution of the palm oil cluster in Malaysia and Indonesia between 1890 and 1970.