Women in Business History

Women in Business History

Women in Business History (WiBH) consists of an informal group who have joined together at Business History Conference meetings for several years. Over lunch, they network, share career information, and trade insights on professional development. Some of the women work in areas related to gender in business and economic history, but the group's scholarly interests span the field.

Kristen Alff
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
19th century, Capitalism, gender
Araceli Alvarado Almaraz
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Entrepreneurial families, Business History, History of Science and Technology
Sara Alpern
Department of History, Texas A & M University

Bamidele Aly
Independent scholar
History of Money, Economic and Business History, Economic Development
Jennifer J. Armiger
Assessment Director, Arts & Languages, at Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Jennifer Aston
Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University

Dalit Baranoff
Independent Scholar, Fellow: Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise. The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Catherine Bertho-Lavenir
Department of Cultural Mediation, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

Catherine Bishop
Junior Research Fellow University of Sydney
Colonial Businesswomen in Australia and New Zealand, Businesswomen in Australia
Jennifer Black
Assistant Professor of History and Government, Misericordia University
history of advertising and consumer culture, material and visual culture, cultural history
Regina Lee Blaszczyk
Leadership Chair in the History of Business and Society, Professor of Business History
Consumer Culture, Design, Fashion
Jessica Borge
Visiting Fellow in Digital Humanities, School of Advanced Study
British industry (1960s), contraception, pharmaceuticals
Kendra D. Boyd
Assistant Professor of History, Rutgers University-Camden
United States History, Business History, African-American History
Elizabeth K Brake
Vice President of Community Partnerships, Venture For America
Agribusiness, Agriculture, Business-Government Relations
Kristine Bruland
Department of History, University of Oslo

Ann Carlos
Department of Economics, University of Colorado Boulder

Christy Ford Chapin
Department of History, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Muwei Chen
Beijing Foreign Studies University, Lecturer, School of Japanese and International Studies
Chinese economy and business, Consumer Cultures, Creative Industries
Marie Chessel
Director of Research, CNRS-EHESS

Hilary Claggett
Senior Acquisitions Editor, Georgetown University Press

Jessica P. Clark
Associate Professor, Department of History, Brock University
Modern Britain, consumption, beauty
Sally Clarke
University of Texas at Austin (retired)
Corporate Governance, Political Economy, consumption
Lisa D. Cook
Department of Economics, Michigan State University

Mandy L. Cooper
Lecturer of Women's and Gender History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Business History, Legal History, 19th c. US
Beatrice Craig
Professor emerita, University of Ottawa
Teresa da Silva Lopes
University of York

Mila Davids
Eindhoven University of Technology

Anastasia Day
Hagley Scholar, University of Delaware
Environment, Agriculture, Industrialization
Paula de la Cruz-Fernández
Cultural Heritage Manager, University of Florida, Founder & Manager, Edita.us LLC
gender and enterprise, Multinational Corporations, Spain
Nicole de Silva
Doctoral Candidate, University of California at Santa Barbara
politics of consumption, Transnational Consumer Culture, gender and enterprise
Pat Denault
Retired, BHC; Harvard University
Historical editing, digital scholarship
Tracey Deutsch
Department of History, University of Minnesota

Alicia Dewey
Department of History, Biola University

research, University Chieti-Pescara
Business History
Lynne Pierson Doti
Emeritus Professor of Economics, Argyros School of Business and Economics
Financial, Economic, Business
Dan Du
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Colleen Dunlavy
Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Stephanie Dyer
Sonoma State University

Gunhild J. Ecklund
Norwegian School of Management

Allison Louise Elias
Senior Fellow and Lecturer, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Sarah Elvins
Department of History, University of Manitoba

Elysa Engelman
Mystic Seaport Museum

Bernardita Escobar Andrae
Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, University ofTalca
Female Entrepreneurship
Francesca Fauri
Associate Professor University of Bologna
20th century, Economic History, Entrepreneurial History
Paloma Fernandez-Perez
Department of Economics and Business, University of Barcelona

Melissa S. Fisher
Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU

Joan Flores-Villalobos
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

Shuang Frost
Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University
Wendy Gamber
Department of History, Indiana University

Cheryl Ganz
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Alexi Garrett
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Virginia
Early America, American women's history, history of gender
Shennette Garrett-Scott
University of Mississippi

Mihajla Gavin
Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney

Valeria Giacomin
Newcomen Fellow, Harvard Business School
emerging markets; colonialism; clusters and districts; agricultural commodities; international trade; entrepreneruship
Tiffany Gill
Department of History, University of Delaware

Michela Giorcelli
Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
Business Management, Management, History of technology
Paige Glotzer
Harvard University
urban, Transnational, Racial Capitalism
Margaret B.W. Graham
Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Founding Director, Winthrop Group, LLP
History of Industrial Research, History of U.S. Entrepreneurship
Rachel Greenfield
Independent Scholar
American women's history, Advertising and Marketing Industries, business and consumption
Janet Greenlees
Department of History, Glasgow Caledonian University

Bishnu Gupta
Department of Economics, University of Warwick

Kolleen Guy
Honors College, University of Texas, San Antonio

Janin Hadlaw
Design Studies, York University, Canada

Business History Initiative
Manager, Business History Initiative, Harvard Business School

Barbara Hahn
Associate Professor of History, Texas Tech University
History of technology
Elizabeth Harmon
Lockwood Strategy Lab
Philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, the history of the corporation
Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor
Department of History, University of California, Davis
American women's history
Carol E Heim
Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Diana Hinton
Department of History, University of Texas Permian Basin

Riitta Hjerppe
Department of Economic and Social History, University of Helsinki

Stephanie Holyfield
Wesley College

Vicki Howard
University of Essex, Visiting Fellow, Department of History
Retailing, Consumer Culture, gender
Anna Johns Hrom
Duke University

Diane Hutchinson
School of Economics, University of Sydney

Lisa Jacobson
Department of History, University of California Santa Barbara

Tanya Jurado
Lecturer Small Business and Entrepreneurship, School of Management
entrepreneurship, SMEs, Small Business
Ida Lunde Jørgensen
Assistant Professor, PhD, Copenhagen Business School
Philanthropy, Foundations, Welfare State
Trish Kahle
Postdoctoral Social Sciences Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago
20th c. US., Capitalism, consumption
Aparna Kapadia
Williams College, Associate Professor
Business History, urban history
Susan Keats
Corporate Archives Services, Fidelity Investments

Jennifer Klein
Department of History, Yale University

Rebecca Kobrin
Associate Professor, Columbia University
Religion, Banking History, family business
Angel Kwolek-Folland
Department of History, University of Florida

Pamela Laird
Department of History, University of Colorado Denver

Margot Lamme
Department of Advertising and Public Relations, University of Alabama

Naomi Lamoreaux
Department of Economics, Yale University

Margaret Levenstein
Michigan Census Research Data Center and Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Jessica Ann Levy
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Virginia
Black Business, Corporate Politics, Corporate Social Responsibility
Aiala Levy
PhD candidate, University of Chicago
Latin America, Brazil, urban
Susan I. Lewis
Department of History, State University of New York at New Paltz

Andrea Lluch

Terri Lonier
Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, DePaul University

Casey Lurtz
Johns Hopkins University
Latin America, Mexico, Commodities
Kira Lussier
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Toronto, Mississauga
History of management, History of Science and Technology, Consumer Culture
Alicia Maggard
Postdoctoral Fellow, Williams College

Karen Ward Mahar
Professor of History, Siena College

Nikki Mandell
Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Katina Manko
Department of History, MAT Program, Bard College

Graciela Marquez
Centro de Estudios Históricos, Colegio de México

Ana Cardoso de Matos
Department of History, Universidade de Évora

Jacqueline McGlade
Assistant Professor, Valley City State University

Maria McGrath
Department of Social and Behavioral Science, Bucks County Community College

Ashton W. Merck
Visiting Lecturer, Duke Kunshan University
20th century, Agriculture, Business fraud
Debra Michals
Assistant Professor, Merrimack College, Director, Women's and Gender Studies
American women's history
Rachel Miller
Hench Fellow, American Antiquarian Society
19th c. US, Culture Industries and Markets
Arwen Mohun
University of Delaware

Bethany Moreton
Department of History, University of Georgia

Marina Moskowitz
Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture, and Design, Professor Design Studies Department, University of Wisconsin
material and visual culture, landscape and the built environment, business and consumption
Margrit Mueller
Retired, Department of Economics, University of Zürich

Sharon Ann Murphy
Providence College, Professor of History
19th c. US, Financial history
Kanda Naknoi
Associate Professor, University of Connecticut
Banking History, Foreign Direct Investment, International Trade
Lucy Newton
Henley Business School, University of Reading
Banking History
Ellen Nye
PhD Candidate, Yale University
Economic History
Mary O'Sullivan
University of Geneva, Paul Bairoch Institute of Economic History

Julia Ott
Department of History, New School

Susie J. Pak
Department of History, St. John's University

Juanjuan Peng
Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University
China, Chinese economy and business
Ioanna Sapfo Pepelasis
Economic History, Athens University of Business and Economics

Shannon Perry
De Montfort University, Photographic Historical Research Centre (PHRC)
business and consumption, 19th century, Commodities
Gabriella M. Petrick
Nutrition, Food Studies, and History, George Mason University

Kim Phillips-Fein
Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University

Gabriele Pieri
Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte

Francesca Polese
Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Università Bocconi

Devon Powers
Associate Professor of Advertising and Public Relations, Temple University
American Consumer Culture
Núria Puig
Department of History and Economic Institutions, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Jane Robbins
McGuire Center for Leadership, University of Arizona

Mary Rose
Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Lancaster University Management School

Christine Rosen
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
History of Business and the Environment; Industrial Pollution; Business and Public Policy ; Business and Society
Karen Russell
Public Relations and Media History, University of Georgia

Tara Saunders
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Manchester University

Jennifer Scanlon
Professor, Bowdoin College

Lindsay Schakenbach Regele
Assistant Professor, Miami University
Early Republic United States, Political Economy, Diplomacy
Marlis Schweitzer
Department of Theatre, School of Fine Arts, York University, Canada

Rahima Schwenkbeck
Policy Studies Organization
Utopian Societies, Consumer Culture, Economic Development
Helen Shapiro
University of California Washington Center

Melanie Sheehan
PhD Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Labor History, Political Economy, Business Political Activism
Elizabeth Tandy Shermer
Department of History, Loyola University Chicago

Rui Shi
Lecturer, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
Retailing, History of Consumption, Consumer Cultures
Olubunmi Modupe Shorunke
PhD student, University of Ibadan
19th century, African business history
Keetie Sluyterman
Department of History, Utrecht University

Anna Spadavecchia
University of Strathclyde

Edie Sparks
Department of History, University of the Pacific

Susan V. Spellman
Associate Professor of History, Miami University
History of Capitalism, Small Business, retail history
Abby Spinak
Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
20th century, American Economic History, Capitalism
Maria Stanfors
Department of Economic History, Lunds Universitet

Susan Strasser
Department of History, University of Delaware

Sydney Sweat
Graduate Student, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Banking, Early America, Early Republic United States
Emilie Takayama
Postdoctoral Researcher in Business History, Harvard Business School
beauty, gender and enterprise, gender
Christiane Diehl Taylor
Department of History, Eastern Kentucky University

Ellen Terrell
Reference Specialist. Science, Technology & Business Division, Library of Congress

Tamara Thornton
Department of History, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Janice Traflet
School of Management, Bucknell University

Gail Triner
Department of History, Rutgers University

Astrid Tvetenstrand
PhD Candidate, Boston University
political economy; communications; nineteenth-century, Art World, Visual Art
Maki Umemura
Cardiff Business School

Grietjie Verhoef
Faculty of Economic and Financial Services, University of Johannesburg

Juliet E. K. Walker
University of Texas, Austin

Janet Walker
President and CEO, Canada's National History Society

Maggie Walsh
University of Nottingham, emerita

Leslie Whitworth
Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton

Jocelyn Wills
Department of History, Brooklyn College

Wendy Woloson
Department of History, Rutgers University, Camden

Claire Wright
Research Fellow, Macquarie University
20th century, Business and Culture, Business and Economic History
Shakila Yacob
Department of History, University of Malaya

JoAnne Yates
Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan Distinguished Professor of Managment
Alexia Yates
University of Manchester

Mary Yeager
Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles
American Economic History
Madeleine Zelin
Department of History, Columbia University

Meng Zhang
Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University
Business and Economic History, China, Digital Humanities
Zhu Zhang
Pre-doctoral fellow, Stanford University, Ph.D. Candidate, Tulane University
Chinese economy and business

Bibliography: Women in Business History

By no means complete, this bibliography focuses primarily on more recent work (c. 2000-present). There is a also a brief bibliography of older well-known books. This resource is meant only as a starting point. Links from author names in the e-text sections go directly to the articles; in the books sections, they go to the publisher's page if the work remains available. Only freely accessible reviews are linked. Links from the author's name in article citations go to the abstract when available.