Postdoctoral Scholar in History
PhD, Harvard University, 2010
Business and economic history, history of capitalism, urban history, history of globalization, nineteenth-century United States.
Telephone: 615-322-2575 (the department office)
Office Hours: summer - no office hours
Office: No office on site 2012-13
After two years as a Senior Lecturer, Noam Maggor is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of History at Vanderbilt University. His focus is in nineteenth-century United States history, with a particular emphasis on the rise of capitalism. Maggor has recently published in Enterprise and Society, Zmanim Historical Journal, and Common-place. His book project, entitled Brahmin Capitalism: Bankers, Populists, and the Making of the Modern American Economy (in progress, under contract with Harvard University Press), is a finance-driven and urban-centered account of the transformation of American capitalism at the end of the nineteenth century. It analyzes the shifting political economy of nineteenth-century American cities in a broad geographical perspective, investigating the intersection of global and local processes on the urban level.
Maggor has received several grants in support of his research, including fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, the Thomas Cochran Fund in Economic and Business History, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History.
He received his BA in American Studies from Columbia University, and pursued his PhD at Harvard University. His teaching interests include the history of capitalism, the history of globalization, the political economy of the United States, business and government relations, social and urban history, history of the built environment, and nineteenth-century US history.