Doctoral Colloquium 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Colloquium Participants
Participant Affiliation at Time of Colloquium Paper
Jennifer J. Armiger

The Women of Western Electric: Reconsidering Gender Discrimination, Civil Rights, and the Meaning of Equity in Post-1960s America

Joshua Barkan

A Genealogy of the Corporation: Articulating Sovereign Power and Capitalism

Nikki Berg Burin

A Regency of Women: Female Plantation Management in the Old South

Hyungsub Choi

Johns Hopkins University

Manufacturing Knowledge in Transit: Technical Practices, Organizational Change and the Rise of the Semi-conductor Industry in the U.S. and Japan

Stephen Crandall

Case Western Reserve University

The History of Telemarketing in The United States

Magnus Sveinn Helgason

University of Minnesota

Forging a Scandinavian Consumer Society: The Consumer Cooperatives and Consumerism in Sweden, 1919-1939

Daniel Holt

University of Virginia

Acceptable Risk: Law, Regulation, and the Politics of American Financial Markets, 1878-1930

Christopher McGahey

Georgia Institute of Technology

Harnessing Nature's Timekeeper: A History of the Piezoelectric Quartz Crystal Technological Community, 1880-1959

Benjamin Schwantes

University of Delaware

    Benjamin Schwantes earned a Bachelor of Philosophy University Honors Degree in history from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001 and an M.A. in history from the University of Delaware in 2004. He received his Ph.D. from the Hagley History of Industrialization Program at Delaware in 2009. His doctoral research focused on American business management and telecommunications in the 19th century. More recently, he has conducted research on immigrant entrepreneurship in the Mid-Atlantic states during the antebellum period.

Fallible Guardian: The Social Construction of Railroad Telegraphy in 19th-Century America

Cheng Hua Tzeng

McGill University

Growing Entrepreneurial Firms in Developing Countries: The Interplay of the State, the Market, and the Social Sector