Fellow Spotlight: Benjamin Breen

Benjamin Breen is an historian of the early modern world. He received his PhD in history from UT Austin in 2015. His current research focuses on the origins of the global drug trade in the tropical belt, with a particular focus on the Portuguese and British empires in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.  >>

Fellow Spotlight: William Deringer

William Deringer is a historian of economic knowledge. He received his PhD in the History of Science from Princeton University in summer 2012. At Princeton, he received the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship for 2011-12, the University's highest award given for graduate studies. His teaching and research interests include the history of political economy, financial history, and the history of mathematical thinking, with a particular interest in Britain and the British Empire in the 17th-18th centuries. >>

Fellow Spotlight: Hidetaka Hirota

Hidetaka Hirota is a historian of American immigration. He received his PhD in History from Boston College, where his dissertation was awarded the university’s best humanities dissertation prize. His major research and teaching interests include race and ethnicity in America with special attention to issues of nativism, American immigration law and policy, wealth and poverty in America, global migration, and transnational history. >>