Anne Fleming’s research interests include contract law, bankruptcy and commercial law, and American legal and business history, with a focus on the relationship between law and poverty. Her first book, City of Debtors: A Century of Fringe Finance (Harvard, 2018), explores the history of small-dollar lending and its regulation in the twentieth-century United States. She is currently at work on a project about the origins of the American consumer bankruptcy system. She holds a PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Harvard Law School. The Business History Conference has recognized her work with the K. Austin Kerr prize, the Herman E. Krooss prize, and the Ralph Gomory prize.