|Graduate Student Conference at Harvard University, October 26-28, 2006|
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Andrew Kinney is a graduate student in the department of History at Harvard University. His research focuses on the intellectual and cultural history of American capitalism, particularly the problems of bureaucracy, ethics, and economic power in a democracy. He is currently working on a dissertation entitled "Executive Decisions: Managing Capitalist Democracy."
Noam Maggor is a graduate student in the program on the History of American Civilization. He is primarily interested in the relationships between capitalism, democracy, and space. His dissertation examines Bostonís industrial decline in the late nineteenth century, with a particular focus on small businesses and their proprietors. Noam received a BA in American Studies from Columbia University in 2003 and AM in History from Harvard in 2005.
Vanessa Ogle is a graduate student in the department of History at Harvard. After studying in Mainz and Paris, she got her MA in Modern History and Comparative Literature from the Free University of Berlin. At Harvard, she is studying International and Global History with a strong emphasis on the Middle East. Vanessa's particular interest lies in the cultural dimensions of capitalism and globalization. Her dissertation project focuses on one of these dimensions, the global history of the standardization of clock times and calendars and the introduction of Greenwich Time in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Benjamin Waterhouse is a graduate student in the department of History at Harvard. In addition to teaching courses as far afield as the United States in the 1960s and Global History since the 18th Century, he is engaged in a dissertation that examines efforts by corporate leaders to promote a pro-business policy agenda, and the political ramifications of that effort, during the 1970s and 1980s. He earned an AB degree from Princeton University in 2000 and an AM degree from Harvard University in 2005.
Ann Marie Wilson is a graduate student in the department of History at Harvard. After getting her BA from the University of Michigan, she spent a handful of years working as a marketing writer in Silicon Valley. Tiring of the business world, she went on to earn an MA in History from San Francisco State University in 2003. This year she is developing a dissertation project on American women's participation in international human rights activism during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.