Interest Group Members

Women in Business History


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. 

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Kanda Naknoi, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut


Catherine Bishop, Junior Research Fellow University of Sydney

Selected Publications: Bishop, C. (2015) Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney, (Sydney: NewSouth Publishing); Bishop, C.

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.

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Anna Johns Hrom, Duke University
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.

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Ellen Terrell, Reference Specialist. Science, Technology & Business Division, Library of Congress


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.

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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.

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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.

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Michela Giorcelli, Ph.D. Candidate

Michela Giorcelli is a Ph.D.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Kendra D. Boyd, Ph. D. candidate, Rutgers University
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Casey Lurtz, Johns Hopkins University
Sara Alpern, Department of History, Texas A & M University
Jennifer J. Armiger, Department of History, SUNY-University at Albany
Dalit Baranoff, ProQuest
Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, Professor of Business History and Bank Management

Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo read economics (at ITAM, Mexico and Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain), history (Oxford) and has a doctorate in business administration (Manchester Business School). He has been studying financial markets and institutions since 1988.

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Catherine Bertho-Lavenir, Department of Cultural Mediation, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Jennifer Black, Assistant Professor of History and Government, Misericordia University
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Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Leadership Chair in the History of Business and Society

Regina Lee Blaszczyk is Professor of Business History at the University of Leeds. She is project leader for The Enterprise of Culture, a three-year EU-funded collaborative research project on the business history of fashion since 1945.

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Kristine Bruland, Department of History, University of Oslo
Ann Carlos, Department of Economics, University of Colorado Boulder
Christy Ford Chapin, Department of History, University of Maryland Baltimore County
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Marie Chessel, Director of Research, CNRS-EHESS
Sally Clarke, History Department, University of Texas at Austin
Lisa D. Cook, Department of Economics, Michigan State University
Teresa da Silva Lopes, York Management School
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Mila Davids, Eindhoven University of Technology
Pat Denault, Editor, "The Exchange," Business History Conference

Pat Denault is currently the editor of the BHC blog, "The Exchange"; she also serves as the coordinator of the book exhibit at BHC annual meetings.

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Tracey Deutsch, Department of History, University of Minnesota
Alicia Dewey, Department of History, Biola University
Lynne Pierson Doti, Emeritus Professor of Economics

Taught at Argyros School at Chapman University from 1971 to 2016. Author of four books on financial history and one on entrepreneurship. Most recently published Financing California Real Estate: Spanish Missions to subprime mortgages (Routledge, 2017).

Colleen Dunlavy, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Stephanie Dyer, Sonoma State University
Gunhild J. Ecklund, Norwegian School of Management
Sarah Elvins, Department of History, University of Manitoba
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Elysa Engelman, Mystic Seaport Museum
Bernardita Escobar, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universidad Talca
Paloma Fernandez-Perez, Department of Economics and Business, University of Barcelona
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Melissa S. Fisher, Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU
Wendy Gamber, Department of History, Indiana University
Cheryl Ganz, Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Shennette Garrett-Scott, University of Mississippi
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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.

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Tiffany Gill, Department of History, University of Delaware
Paige Glotzer, Harvard University
Margaret B.W. Graham, Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

Dr. Margaret B.W. Graham has been a professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University since 2000. She was a founding director of the Winthrop Group Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Janet Greenlees, Department of History, Glasgow Caledonian University
Bishnu Gupta, Department of Economics, University of Warwick
Kolleen Guy, Honors College, University of Texas, San Antonio
Janin Hadlaw, Design Studies, York University, Canada
Barbara Hahn, Associate Professor of History, Texas Tech University

Dr. Hahn studies and teaches southern history, agriculture, business and economic history, and especially the history of technology.

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Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor, Department of History, University of California, Davis

Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor is associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis, where she focuses on American women's history and business and economic history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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Carol E Heim, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Diana Hinton, Department of History, University of Texas Permian Basin
Riitta Hjerppe, Department of Economic and Social History, University of Helsinki
Stephanie Holyfield, Department of History, University of Delaware
Vicki Howard, University of Essex

Vicki Howard is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Essex in the UK.   Formerly, she was an Associate Professor of History at Hartwick College in the US, where she taught courses in twentieth-century American business history, women’s history, and consumer culture.

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Diane Hutchinson, School of Economics, University of Sydney
Lisa Jacobson, Department of History, University of California Santa Barbara

I am a cultural historian of the twentieth-century United States, with research interests that span a variety of subfields, including the histories of consumption, family and childhood, business, gender, and food and alcohol.

Susan Keats, Corporate Archives Services, Fidelity Investments
Jennifer Klein, Department of History, Yale University
Angel Kwolek-Folland, Department of History, University of Florida
Pamela Laird, Department of History, University of Colorado Denver
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Margot Lamme, Department of Advertising and Public Relations, University of Alabama
Naomi Lamoreaux, Department of Economics, Yale University
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Margaret Levenstein, Michigan Census Research Data Center and Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
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Susan I. Lewis, Department of History, State University of New York at New Paltz
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Andrea Lluch, CONICET
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Terri Lonier, Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, DePaul University
Karen Ward Mahar, Professor of History, Siena College
Nikki Mandell, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Katina Manko, Department of History, MAT Program, Bard College
Graciela Marquez, Centro de Estudios Históricos, Colegio de México
Ana Cardoso de Matos, Department of History, Universidade de Évora
Jacqueline McGlade, Department of Business Administration, College of Saint Elizabeth
Maria McGrath, Department of Social and Behavioral Science, Bucks County Community College
Arwen Mohun, University of Delaware
Bethany Moreton, Department of History, University of Georgia
Marina Moskowitz, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow

I am a cultural historian of the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I have particular interestings in material and visual culture; landscape and the built environment; business and consumption; and constructions of the middle class.

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Margrit Mueller, Retired, Department of Economics, University of Zürich
Sharon Ann Murphy, Providence College
Lucy Newton, Henley Business School, University of Reading

Lucy Newton is Associate Professor in Business History at Henley Business School. Lucy has taught modules on the evolution of multinational enterprise and the development of international business.

Mary O'Sullivan, Paul Bairoch Institute of Economic History, University of Geneva
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Rowena Olegario, Centre for Corporate Reputation, Said Business School, Oxford University
Julia Ott, Department of History, New School

Julia Ott is assistant professor of history at the New School.

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Susie J. Pak, Department of History, St. John's University
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Ioanna Sapfo Pepelasis, Economic History, Athens University of Business and Economics
Gabriella M. Petrick, Nutrition, Food Studies, and History, George Mason University
Kim Phillips-Fein, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
Gabriele Pieri, Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte
Francesca Polese, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Università Bocconi
Núria Puig, Department of History and Economic Institutions, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Jane Robbins, McGuire Center for Leadership, University of Arizona
Mary Rose, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Lancaster University Management School
Christine Rosen, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Karen Russell, Public Relations and Media History, University of Georgia
Tara Saunders, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Indiana University
Marlis Schweitzer, Department of Theatre, School of Fine Arts, York University, Canada
Helen Shapiro, University of California Washington Center
Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago
Keetie Sluyterman, Department of History, Utrecht University
Anna Spadavecchia, University of Reading
Edie Sparks, Department of History, University of the Pacific
Susan V. Spellman, Associate Professor of History, Miami University


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Maria Stanfors, Department of Economic History, Lunds Universitet
Susan Strasser, Department of History, University of Delaware
Christiane Diehl Taylor, Department of History, Eastern Kentucky University
Tamara Thornton, Department of History, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Janice Traflet, School of Management, Bucknell University
Gail Triner, Department of History, Rutgers University
Maki Umemura, Cardiff Business School
Grietjie Verhoef, Faculty of Economic and Financial Services, University of Johannesburg
Juliet E. K. Walker, University of Texas, Austin
Maggie Walsh, University of Nottingham, emerita
Leslie Whitworth, Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton
Jocelyn Wills, Department of History, Brooklyn College
Wendy Woloson, Department of History, Rutgers University, Camden
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Shakila Yacob, Department of History, University of Malaya
JoAnne Yates, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JoAnne Yates is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management and a Professor of Managerial Communication and Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Mary Yeager, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles

Mary Yeager is professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Julia Yongue, Faculty of Economics, Hosei University
Madeleine Zelin, Department of History, Columbia University