Ellen Nye is a PhD Candidate working on Ottoman and British economic history in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Her dissertation looks at Levant Company merchants as vehicles for changing ideas about money as they navigated between two empires, each of which was attempting to balance the interests of creditors and debtors through their monetary policies. She received a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, with highest honors in history and Middle Eastern studies from Dartmouth College and continued her studies at the University of Cambridge, earning an M.Phil. with distinction in social and economic history. Her dissertation research has taken her to archives across the U.S., U.K., and Turkey and has been generously supported by the Fulbright Commission, the Fox Fellowship, the American Research Institute in Turkey, Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, and the Institute for Turkish Studies, among others. She is spending this academic year, her fourth year in the PhD program, in Istanbul working in the archives and eating as much moussaka as possible!