Vanessa Ogle Selected for American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

March 31, 2016

Vanessa Ogle, Julie and Martin Franklin Assistant Professor of History, has been selected for a 2016-2017 Fellowship from The American Council of Learned Societies. Ogle, who specializes in modern Europe, historical globalization, political economy and imperialism, and colonialism in Europe and the Middle East, was chosen from among 1,100 applicants who underwent a multi-stage peer-review process for the 69 fellowships. 

Her selection was based in part on her book Archipelago Capitalism: Tax Havens, Offshore Money and the Shadow Economy, 1920s-1980s, which explores the British, German, French, American, and Swiss governments’ involvements with tax havens, economic zones, flags of convenience, and offshore currency markets. The book also examines the roles of private actors and international organizations from Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia. 

The ACLS Fellowships allow scholars to spend six to 12 months researching and writing full-time. The program, which awards fellowships of as much as $70,000 each, is funded by ACLS’s endowment, which has received contributions from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council’s college and university associates, past fellows and individual friends of ACLS.

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