Emerging Scholars

Emerging Scholars

The Emerging Scholars Committee (ESC) of the Business History Conference focuses on introducing junior scholars to the possibilities for researching and teaching in the field of business history. The committee works to integrate new talent into the BHC community. 

The ESC prior to each annual meeting invites junior scholars to the various events that provide a space for engaging with business history and meeting members of the BHC community. These events include  a mentoring program ahead of the annual meeting and an evening reception at the conference, both of which are opportunities for new scholars to network with BHC-affiliated members with a wide range of experiences within the field. Following the conference the committee also follows up with attendees to gauge their experience in order to improve future events and to continue to expand the network of historians of business.

The ESC committee organized both an in-person networking reception at the Detroit conference and a virtual mentoring program that paired emerging scholars with established community members based on shared research interests and professional goals. Learn more about it here.

Dr. Ashton Merck's interviews with emerging scholars are available on H-Business. Check out the first season here:

Interview with Peter Labuza || Interviews with Daniel Rowe || Interview with Elizabeth O'Brien Ingleson || Interview with Ann Daly || Interview with Ghassan Moazzin || Interview with Mircea Raianu || Interview with Zhaojin Zeng || Interview with Dylan Gottlieb || Interview with Grace Ballor || Interview with Dan Du || Interview with Mandy Cooper || Interview with Sabine Pitteloud || Interview with Mary Bridges || Interview with Sven Kube || Interview with Ashton Merck

 


Student, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, Osun State
publishing, Sport & Business, International Development
Ph.D. received 2022
University of Pennsylvania
Agribusiness, Agriculture, Political Economy
Johns Hopkins University
cultural/intellectual history, Business and Economic History, American Economic History
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Research Assistant
Labor-Management Relations, Domestic labor, Labor History
Blank Profile Picture
University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Economics
Economic and Business History, Industrialization, Financial history
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Law, Letters, & Society
Legal History, American Economic History, the history of the corporation
Ph.D. received 2021
Blank Profile Picture
Kyoto University

Ghent University, Université Libre de Bruxelles
law, Legal History, international trade law
Doctoral Candidate in United States History at Columbia University in the City of New York
Money, Finance, Capitalism
Ph.D. received 2022
Blank Profile Picture
Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University
African-American Management History, African-American History, Black Business
Blank Profile Picture
George Washington University

Blank Profile Picture
University of Maryland
Public policy and regulation, History of Science-Medicine-Technology
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University
Business, Banking, International Expansion
Ph.D. received 2020
Blank Profile Picture
University of Essex
Slavery, Accounting, Maritime industry
Ph.D. Student , Pennsylvania State University
Business History, Black Business, Business and Economic History
Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Caracas, Venezuela, PhD Student History
Latin America, Oil Multinationals, Energy
Graduate Student, Georgia Institute of Technology
infrastructure, invention, 19th c. US
Blank Profile Picture
DProf Candidate, Shenandoah University
History of U.S. Entrepreneurship, African-American History, Entrepreneurism
Blank Profile Picture
Princeton University

Blank Profile Picture
Graduate student, Kyoto University
Maritime industry
Doctoral Candidate
Modern China, East Asian modern business history, History of Capitalism
Blank Profile Picture
Mississippi State University

Ph.D. received 2021
Blank Profile Picture
University of Massachusetts Amherst

PhD Candidate, George Mason University
20th c. US., cultural history, music
Blank Profile Picture
Doctoral Candidate, University of California at Santa Barbara
politics of consumption, Transnational Consumer Culture, gender and enterprise
Blank Profile Picture
University of Massachusetts

Archivist
1850s-1940s, Philanthropy, Corporate Social Responsibility
University of Michigan

American University
Political Economy, History of Capitalism, History of Money
Ph.D. received 2023
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
uses of the past, Institutional Change, organization studies
Wayne State University
Labor History, Labor-Management Relations, History of management
Postdoctoral Fellow Copenhagen Business School
History of Capitalism, Modern China, Entreprenuership
Ph.D. received 2021
Blank Profile Picture
Graduate Student, Kyoto University, University of Glasgow

Blank Profile Picture
The George washington university

Blank Profile Picture
Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Ph.D. received 2020
Saint Michael's College
Early America, Early Republic United States, American women's history
Ph.D. received 2020
Washington State University
Transatlantic History, 20th century, Black Business
Ph.D. received 2021
Blank Profile Picture
Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU
Legal History, privately held companies, Economic Development
University of Georgia
19th c. US, History of Capitalism, History of Beer and Brewing
2021-2023 Markets and Society Postdoctoral Fellow, The Center for the Study of American Democracy and History Department, Kenyon College
Capitalism, Race, 19th century
Ph.D. received 2021
Assistant Professor, History, Bentley University, NEH-Hagley Fellowship in Business, Culture and Society, Hagley Center
United States, Twentieth Century, Consumer Culture
Ph.D. received 2020
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Georgia, Department of History

Ph.D. received 2023
Blank Profile Picture
Assistant Professor, St. Mary's College
20th c. US., Agribusiness
Profesor titular-regular, Historia Argentina S XIX. Facultad de Humanidades y Cs Sociales, Universidad Nacional de Misiones (UNaM), Profesor titular-regular, Historia Económica Mundial. Facultad de Cs Económicas, Universidad Nacional de Misiones (UNaM)

Blank Profile Picture
University of Maryland College Park

Blank Profile Picture
University of Maryland
International Trade, Security, Public policy and regulation
Ph.D. received 2020
PhD Student, Georg-August University of Göttingen , PhD Student, Scuola Normale Superiore

Copenhagen Business School
oral history
Ph.D. received 2022
Program Officer, Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library
Environment, Technology, Capitalism
Ph.D. received 2022
Blank Profile Picture
University of Bristol
Business and Economic History, Chinese economy and business, Modern China
Blank Profile Picture
Institute of Contemporary History, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska, Slovenia
19th century, 19th century finance, Banks
Blank Profile Picture
University of California, San Diego

Princeton University
antimonopoly, European Common Market, Corporate Governance
Ph.D. received 2023
Harvard University
20th c. US., African-American History, Capitalism
Graduate Institute, Geneva
History of Capitalism, Financial history, World War II
Ph.D. received 2022
Osaka University
Fashion and Textiles, Retailing, international business & strategy
Blank Profile Picture
Associate Professor, University of Barcelona , Ph.D. Candidate, University of Barcelona
Business and Economic History, Chinese economy and business, Auto Industry
Blank Profile Picture
University of Texas at Austin
Media Industries, Financial history, Political Economy
Blank Profile Picture
University of California, Santa Barbara

Blank Profile Picture
Cornell University
food studies, food history, History of technology
Blank Profile Picture
Drew University

Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University
Political Economy, geopolitics, Business and Economic History
Ph.D. received 2021
Blank Profile Picture
Assistant Professor, Murray State University

Blank Profile Picture
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Higher Education, historical methodology
Ph.D. received 2021
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki
Early America, Trade, International Trade
Ph.D. received 2019
Profesor Tiempo Completo, Universidad Eafit
Business and Culture, Latin American business history, Economic History
Ph.D. received 2021
Blank Profile Picture
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Blank Profile Picture
Director, Fidelity Investments

Blank Profile Picture
Helmut-Schmidt University Hamburg
Insurance, Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations
Master Degree Student, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Business fraud, failure, entrepreneurship
Blank Profile Picture
Florida State University

Blank Profile Picture
University of Oxford

Blank Profile Picture
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

McGill University

Blank Profile Picture
Postdoctoral Scholar (Penn State University)
Labor History, British business, Colonial India
Ph.D. received 2021
Ph.D Candidate, Georgetown University
African business history, Economic History, Department Stores
Ph.D. received 2024
Postdoctoral Researcher, North Carolina State University, Non-Resident Affiliate, Duke Center on Risk
20th century, Agriculture, Business fraud
Ph.D. received 2020
Blank Profile Picture
University of Georgia
Political Economy, political history, the New Deal
Blank Profile Picture
University of Nottingham
retail history, cultural history, History of Crime
Blank Profile Picture
Tokyo University of Science, Doctor Candidate

PhD Candidate, Umeå University
Auto Industry, Sustainability, Business-Government Relations
Ph.D. received 2021
Blank Profile Picture
Duke University, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
neoliberalism, Business and social history of socialist systems, Socialism
Blank Profile Picture
Research Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford
U.S. international history, Financial history, Stock Trading and Investment
Ph.D. received 2020
Blank Profile Picture
Research Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford
U.S. international history, Financial history, Stock Trading and Investment
Ph.D. received 2020
Yale University
Economic History, Political Economy
University of Chicago
Economic and Business History, Industrialization, Consumer Culture
Blank Profile Picture
Pennsylvania State University

Blank Profile Picture
University of Massachusetts

Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
History of Science-Medicine-Technology, History of Capitalism, Public policy and regulation
Blank Profile Picture
The Ohio State University
20th c. US., Agriculture, American History
Queen's University Belfast, Professor of Practice, Queen's Management School
family business, SMEs, Management
Ph.D. received 2019
Blank Profile Picture
University of Oxford

Blank Profile Picture
Columbia University
Design, United States, information
Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
entrepreneurship, History of technology, Globalizing Latin America
Ph.D. received 2019
Blank Profile Picture
Cornell University
Management theory and history; Leadership; Science and technology studies; History of science; Marketing history; Consumer culture; Organizational Behavior;, Management theory and history; Science and technology studies; History of science; Marketing history; Consumer culture; Organizational Behavior;, organization studies
Ph.D. received 2022
Blank Profile Picture
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
20th c. US., Labor History, Business and Culture
Blank Profile Picture
Chesterton Academy of the Holy Family
Urban Development, History of Capitalism, Consumer Culture
Blank Profile Picture
Rutgers University

Lecturer (Profesora Tiempo Completo), Departamento Académico de Humanidades
Business History, Business Groups, Evolution of the Firm
Ph.D. received 2021
European University Institute
Financial history
Blank Profile Picture
Lecturer in American Government and Politics, Oxford University

Ph.D. received 2019
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Banking, central banking, Finance
Blank Profile Picture
University of Michigan

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Minnesota

Blank Profile Picture
Phd Student in History, UC-Berkeley

Blank Profile Picture
University of Glasgow

Blank Profile Picture
University of Pennsylvania
Labor History, environmental history, History of Capitalism
Blank Profile Picture
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Assistant Professor, Bellevue College
19th c. US, Racial Capitalism, history of advertising and consumer culture
Ph.D. received 2020
Blank Profile Picture
Professor, Ringling College of Art and Design

Ph.D. received 2021
Blank Profile Picture
Harvard-Newcomen Fellow, Harvard Business School
Labor History, multinationals, International Trade
Ph.D. received 2022
Blank Profile Picture
Lecturer, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Lecturer, Seinan Gakuin University
Retailing, supply chains and globalization, Business and social history of socialist systems
Ph.D. received 2019
Blank Profile Picture
University of Geneva

Queen's University Belfast
Business History, Economic and Business History, Institutional Change
Blank Profile Picture
Wayne State University
Labor History, Business and Economic History, International Trade
Blank Profile Picture
Northumbia University

Blank Profile Picture
University of Maryland

Northwestern University
business and consumption, media, entertainment
Blank Profile Picture
Florida International University

Blank Profile Picture
Cornell University
Labor-Management Relations, gender and enterprise, Corporate Politics
Copenhagen Business School

Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Postdoctoral Fellow, Program in Early American Economy and Society, Library Company

Ph.D. received 2021
Copenhagen Business School
Entreprenuership, Entrepreneurial History, Business education
Autonomous University of Zacatecas, México, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas
Economic History, Economic and Business History, American Economic History
Ph.D. received 2020
Blank Profile Picture
University of Southern California

University of Hong Kong
Banking, China, Consumer Culture
Blank Profile Picture
Ph.D, Institute for Economic and Business History Research, Stockholm School of Economics, Doctoral Fellow
Business Political Activism, Business-Government Relations, Lobbying
University of Edinburgh
East Asia, History of Science and Technology, East Asian modern business history
Blank Profile Picture
PHD Student
Sustainability
Ph.D. received 2022
Blank Profile Picture
Graduate Student

Blank Profile Picture
Aston University, Birmingham UK, University of Strathclyde, UK
financial regulation, information technology, Technology and Business
Blank Profile Picture
Princeton University
Financial history, central banking, Modern Britain
Ph.D. received 2023
Kyoto University
family business, institutions, Entrepreneurial History
Ph.D. received 2022
University of Toronto
Modern China, Accounting, Political Economy
Blank Profile Picture
Ph.D. candidate, Osaka University
Fashion and Textiles
Subscribe to Emerging Scholars