Doctoral Colloquium 2016: Portland, Oregon

Colloquium Participants
Participant Affiliation at Time of Colloquium Paper
Mary Bridges

Vanderbilt University

Constructing Creditworthiness:  The Latin-American Expansion of US Branch Banking the Early Twentieth Century

Jairo Campuzano-Hoyos

University of Notre Dame, Universidad EAFIT

Reinterpreting Dominant Tropes:  Colombians' Search for Material Progress in Neighboring Latin America, 1870-1930

Owen James Hyman

Mississippi State University

The Cut and the Color Line:  An Environmental History of Jim Crow in the Deep South's Forests, 1876-1965

Michael S. Kideckel

Columbia University

    I am an environmental historian and educator who researches evolving ideas about nature and the industrialization of food. I received a Ph.D. in history from Columbia in 2018 and currently teach middle and upper school at The Hewitt School in New York City.

When Food Became Natural:  Industrial Food Culture and the Marketing of Reform

Kira Lussier

University of Toronto

    Kira Lussier is a historian of management, science, and technology. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto, Mississauga. She earned her PhD in the history of science from the University of Toronto in 2018. Her dissertation research examined the history of corporate personality testing in the context of changing labor practices, cultural life, racial politics, and corporate structures of the knowledge economy.

Motivating the Self:  Psychological Testing in Corporate America, 1950-1990

Jamieson Gordon Myles

Université de Genève

A Return to Normal in International Trade? Political Economy of Trade Finance and the Case of the Swiss Machine Industry, 1919-1939

Robert Gabriel Nelson

University of California, Berkeley

The People's Capital:  The Politics of Popular Finance in the Gilded Age

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. and Finnish government, medical community, and dairy industry responses to the diet–heart disease controversy from 1970 to 2000.

Public Communication of Health Science: Food Advertising in the Post-World War II Period

David K. Thomson

University of Georgia

Bonds of War:  The Evolution of World Financial Markets in the Civil War Era

Chenxiao Xia

Kyoto University

Electricity and Capitalism:  Japanese Electrification in Comparative Perspective, 1880s-1930s

Participant Affiliation at Time of Colloquium
Marcelo Bucheli

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Walter Friedman

Harvard Business School

Abe de Jong

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Mary Yeager

University of California, Los Angeles

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

Student Liaison
Participant Affiliation at Time of Colloquium
Emily Katherine Gibson

Georgia Institute of Technology