Dr Anne Ruderman

Dr Anne Ruderman

Assistant Professor

Department of Economic History

Room No
SAR 5.06
Office Hours
Weds 2-4pm. Book on Student Hub, thanks!
Key Expertise
Transatlantic slave trade; Early Modern Europe; Atlantic World;

About me

Dr Ruderman is an economic historian of Early Modern Europe and the Atlantic World with a particular focus on the transatlantic slave trade. Her current book project, Supplying the Slave Trade, looks at how European slave-ship outfitters tried to figure out African consumer demand for their products and re-exports in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. 

Prior to joining the LSE, Dr Ruderman held a Prize Fellowship in Economics, History and Politics at Harvard University (2016-2018). She received her Ph.D. with distinction in History from Yale University in 2016. Her dissertation won the Hans Gatze Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in European History from Yale University and was a finalist for the 2018 World Economic History Congress Dissertation Prize in the ancient, medieval and early modern category. 

She graduated from Princeton University in 2001. Before graduate school, she worked as a staff reporter for the International Herald Tribune's Italy Daily in Milan. 

Her research has been funded by the Economic History Association, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the John Carter Brown Library, the American Historical Association, the Beinecke Library, the Gilder Lehrman Center, the Institute for New Economic Thinking and Harvard University's Center for Economics and History.


EH311 Atlantic World Slavery


Select Publications 

Book Review: Philip Misevich and Kristin Mann eds., The Rise and Demise of Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Atlantic World (University of Rochester Press, 2016), The Journal of Economic History Volume 77, Issue 04,December 2017, p.1229 - 1230 

Book Review: Silvia Marzagalli, Bordeaux et les États-Unis, 1776-1815: Politique et stratégies négociantes dans la genèse d’un research commercial (Droz, 2015), The Journal of Economic History, Volume 76, Issue 04,December 2016, p.1238 - 1239 

Book Review: Ian Mitchell, Tradition and Innovation in English Retailing, 1700 to 1850 (Ashgate, 2014), The Journal of Economic History, Volume 76, Issue 01, March 2016, p.234 - 235

Book Review: Justin Roberts, Slavery and the Enlightenment in the British Atlantic, 1750-1807 (Cambridge University Press, 2013), The Journal of Economic History, Volume 74, Issue 04, December 2014, p.1253 - 1254

Curriculum Vitae

Read Dr Ruderman's CV here: Dr Anne Ruderman CV [PDF]

Expertise Details

Transatlantic slave trade; Early Modern Europe; Atlantic World; Venice; race and slavery; trading strategies; consumption; knowledge-construction; digital history