Christopher Florio received his PhD in History from Princeton University in 2016. His research interests include nineteenth-century United States history, intellectual and cultural history, transnational history, the history of capitalism, and the history of slavery and emancipation. His current project explores the interconnected histories of poverty and slavery across the United States and the British Empire during the mid-nineteenth century. An article stemming from this project was the recipient of the Louis Pelzer Memorial Award from the Organization of American Historians and was published in The Journal of American History. His research has been supported by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation and by the History Project at Harvard University.