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Dr. Jeremy Adelman

Professor of History at Princeton University

Dr. Jeremy Adelman is a Professor of History at Princeton University, Director for the Council for International Teaching and Research, and the Chair for the Fund for Canadian Studies. He studies the history of Latin America in comparative and world contexts. Over the years, he has focused on economic, legal, and political transformations, especially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He was the chair of the History Department for four years and occupies the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture.

After graduating from the University of Toronto, he earned a master’s degree in economic history at the London School of Economics (1985) and completed a doctorate in modern history at Oxford University (1989). Author of several books, he won the American Historical Association’s Atlantic History Prize with his book Republic of Capital: Buenos Aires and the Legal Transformation of the New World (1999). Professor Adelman is also the editor of three books and coauthor, with colleagues in the History Department, and elsewhere of Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (2008), a history of the world from the beginning of humankind. He has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship.