Capitalism and Freedom: Perspectives on Slavery and its Ties to Economic and Political Liberalism in Europe

Panel Discussion | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Caitlin Rosenthal, History Department, UC Berkeley; Tyler Stovall, Dean of the Humanities at UC Santa Cruz

 Institute of European Studies, Department of African American Studies, Department of History

In the spirit of Chancellor Christ's recent initiative to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans in the English colonies, IES is proud to sponsor an event on Capitalism and Freedom examining the involvement of various European powers in the transatlantic slave trade and the implications of this involvement for political liberalism and the economic system of capitalism.

Please join us on February 5 as two distinguished scholars--Tyler Stovall, Dean of the Humanities at UC Santa Cruz and Caitlin Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of History at UC Berkeley--take on this important topic.

Caitlin Rosenthal is assistant professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley, where her research and teaching explore the history of capitalism, the emergence of modern data practices, and the legacy of American slavery. Before beginning her career as a historian, Rosenthal worked as a business analyst and management consultant at McKinsey & Company, and she still seeks to reach a broad audience of business and labor professionals. Her interviews and essays about data, history, and ethics have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Boston Review,, Washington Post, Bloomberg and the McKinsey Quarterly.
She is author of the book "Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management" (Harvard University Press, 2018).

Her research has been awarded the Simkins prize of the Southern Historical Association and the Krooss prize of the Business History Conference.

Tyler Stovall joined UC Santa Cruz as Dean of Humanities in April 2015. Prior to that, he was a professor of French history and dean of the Undergraduate Division of the College of Letters and Science at UC Berkeley.

Before UC Berkeley, Stovall spent 13 years as a faculty member in the UC Santa Cruz Humanities Division. During his last three years at Santa Cruz, he also served as chair of the History Department and provost of Stevenson College.

Originally from Columbus Ohio, Stovall earned his B.A. in history from Harvard University and an M.A in European history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he went on to receive a Ph.D. in Modern European/French History with a minor in Latin American Studies.

Stovall is the author of several books and numerous articles in the field of modern French history, specializing in transnational history, labor, colonialism, and race. His latest forthcoming book is "White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea" (Princeton University Press).

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