Working Groups

History of Capitalism Dissertation Workshop

A graduate student-led, interdisciplinary working group for dissertation writers in history, economics, sociology and political science, and others whose research deals with the history of capitalism and political economy. If you would like more information or are interested in getting involved, please contact this year's organizers, Aaron Bekemeyer bekemeyer [at], and Marion Menzin mmenzin [at]


History of Capitalism Reading Group

From classic works of political economy to recent historiography, the History of Capitalism reading group provides a setting in which graduates interested in the history of capitalism, political economy, economic thought, and social history can tackle and discuss a program of reading defined by the group's participants each term. From first-years to post-docs, all graduate students and program affiliates are welcome and encouraged to join the discussions. To get involved, please email this year's orgnaizer, Kirk McLeod mcleodkm [at]