Doctoral Colloquium 2008, Sacramento, California

Participants

Presenters

Jenna Alden, Columbia University
"'Behind the Executive Mask': T-groups and the Rise of Corporate Sensitivity Training, 1947-73"
Andrew Bozanic, University of Delaware
"The Acoustic Guitar in American Culture, 1880-1980"
Elizabeth Cafer du Plessis, University of Indiana
"Meatless Days and Sleepless Nights: Food, Agriculture, and Environment in World War I America"
Xavier Duran , London School of Economics
"Was the First Transcontinental Railroad Expected To Be Profitable? Evidence from Entrepreneur Declarations, an Empirical Entry Decision Model and Ex-Post Information"
Lindsey Feitz, University of Kansas
"Democratizing Beauty: Avon Cosmetics and the Transnational Marketing of Femininity, 1954-2008"
Joshua Salzmann, University of Illinois-Chicago
"Safe Harbor: Chicago's Waterfront and the Political Economy of the Built Environment, 1847-1918"
Corinna Schlombs, University of Pennsylvania
"International History of Computing: Trans-Atlantic Transfer of Technology and Culture in the Cold War Era"
Natascha van der Zwan, New School for Social Research
"Contentious Capital: The Politics of Pension Investment in the United States and Germany, 1974-2003"
Damon Yarnell, University of Pennsylvania
"Making the Motor City: Ford, Detroit, and the Politics of Mass Production, 1908-1929"

Faculty

W. Bernard Carlson, University of Virginia
William J. Hausman, College of William and Mary
Kenneth Lipartito, Florida International University
Francesca Polese, Bocconi University
Mark H. Rose, Florida Atlantic University

Student Liaison

Eric S. Hintz, University of Pennsylvania