History of Capitalism, Economic History, environmental history, Corporations and the Environment, Multinational Corporations, Oil Multinationals, Financial history, Banks, Commodities
Women in Business History
Sandra Bott is an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Department of history at the University of Lausanne. She wrote her doctoral thesis on the political and economic relations between Switzerland and South Africa in the context of the Cold War and apartheid. She has also published several papers on this topic, including a monograph in 2013. Her subsequent work has focused on the global gold market from the 19th century onwards (The Global Gold Market and the International Monetary System from the late 19th Century to the Present (ed.), Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and the role of European neutral and non-aligned countries in the global Cold War. She has co-edited, with J. Hanhimäki, J.M. Schaufelbuehl and M. Wyss, a special issue of the International History Review titled ‘Beyond and Between the Cold War Blocs’ (2015); a special issue of the journal Relations Internationales on ‘Switzerland and the Cold War in the Third World’ (2015); and Between or Within the Blocs? Neutrality and Neutralism in the Global Cold War, as part of Michael Cox and Odd Arne Westad’s ‘Cold War History’ series for Routledge (2016). Currently, she is working on two research projects, one on Switzerland's economic relations with Southeast Asia, and one on Swiss capitalism and commodities.