Doctoral Colloquium 2006, Toronto, Ontario

Colloquium Participants
Participant Affiliation at Time of Colloquium Paper
Adina Popescu Berk

Columbia University

The Grain Trade during World War I: Wartime Regulation and the Concentration of Agricultural Capital

Yumiko Morii

Florida International University

A Comparative Analysis of Corporate Finance in the United States and Japan from 1880 to 1930

Brian Murphy

University of Virginia

Empire State Building: The Formation of States and Parties in New York, 1783-1850

Sasha Nichols-Geerdes

University of California, Los Angeles

Ancient Systems of Trade: Organizing Commerce in the Colonial North

J. Andrew Ross

University of Western Ontario

Hockey Capital: Commerce, Culture and the National Hockey League, 1917-1967

Andrew Russell

Johns Hopkins University

    Andrew L. Russell is Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica and Albany, New York. He joined SUNY Poly in 2016 after serving as Director of the Program in Science & Technology Studies at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Industrial Legislatures: Consensus Standardization in the Second and Third Industrial Revolutions

Susan V. Spellman

Carnegie Mellon University

    Dr. Spellman's work intersects the history of capitalism, in addition to social, cultural, consumer, and technology history.  Her forthcoming book, Cornering the Market: Independent Grocers and Innovation in American Small Business, 1860-1940 (Oxford University Press), considers the ways in which small grocers--often portrayed as holdovers from a nostalgic past--were key agents of a "modernizing" impulse in American capitalism from the Civil War era to the New Deal.  She has begun work on a second book project, Go-Getters!

Cornering the Market: Independent Grocers and Innovation in American Small Business, 1860-1940

John Tang

University of California-Berkeley

The Yellow Non-Pareil: Industrialization and the Making of Modern Japan

Dominique A. Tobbell

University of Pennsylvania

    I am a historian of 20th century health care and business, biomedical science, and technology with a particular interest in the history of pharmaceuticals, health policy, and nursing. I received my B.Sc. in biochemistry from the University of Manchester in 2001 and my M.A. and Ph.D. in the History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008.

Pharmaceutical Networks: The Political Economy of Drug Development in the United States, 1945-1980

Participant Affiliation at Time of Colloquium
W. Bernard Carlson

University of Virginia

William J. Hausman

College of William and Mary

    Will Hausman received his B.A. degree from William & Mary in 1971 and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1976. He was a research student at the London School of Economics in 1975. In 1981 he returned to William & Mary and now is Chancellor Professor of Economics. Will is an economic and business historian who has published a book and several articles on the British coal industry and numerous articles on the history of the U.S. electric utility industry. His research continues to focus on the economic history of the electric utility industry.

Mary O'Sullivan

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

David Sicilia

University of Maryland, College Park

    My research and teaching center on business, economic, and technology history, with a special emphasis on the history of U.S. and global capitalism and American finance. I divide my teaching between the History Department and the Smith School. Books include The Greenspan Effect (with Jeffrey Cruikshank), Constructing Corporate America (with Kenneth Lipartito), and five others (one forthcoming). I am currently working on an institutional and social history of U.S. finance from colonial times to the present.

JoAnne Yates

Sloan School, 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. Her most recent single-authored historical book, Structuring the Information Age: Life Insurance and Technology in the Twentieth Century, provides insight into the largely unexplored evolution of information processing in the commercial sector and the underrated influence of corporate users in shaping the history of modern technologies. She has recently collaborated with her husband, Craig N.