Dr Anne Ruderman

Dr Anne Ruderman

Assistant Professor

Department of Economic History

Room No
SAR 5.06
Office Hours
Thursday 1-3 pm Book via Studenhub
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English, French, Italian
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. It is under contract with Yale University Press.  

Prior to joining 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. Dr Ruderman 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.  

Since joining LSE in 2018, Dr Ruderman has won several research and teaching awards, including the LSESU Excellence Award for Innovative Teaching (2019), the Council for European Studies first article prize (2020), and an Excellence in Education Award (2021). She also won a National Science Foundation grant (2021-2024), an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (2020-21), and an Arthur H. Cole grant from the Economic History Association (2019). 

She welcomes applications from PhD students interested in slavery or the transatlantic slave trade, Early Modern Europe, the Atlantic World, racial discrimination and inequality, and women's history.  



EH316 Atlantic World Slavery

EH401 Historical Analysis of Economic Change

EH431 Women in Economic History

EH482  The Origins of the World Economy: Europe and Asia


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

Select Publications

Book review: Giulia Bonazza, Abolitionism and the Persistence of Slavery in Italian States, 1750–1850, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) Modern Italy, 26, no. 2 (2021), 235-237

Book review: Bronwen Everill, Not Made by Slaves: Ethical Capitalism in the Age of Abolition (Harvard University Press, 2020) Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 43, no. 2 (2021): 247–248

Article: Ruderman, Anne. "Intra-European Trade in Atlantic Africa and the African Atlantic." The William and Mary Quarterly 77, no. 2 (2020): 211-44. https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5309/willmaryquar.77.2.0211

Online Publication: Ruderman, Anne, Mark Heller and Harry Xue. "Royal African Company Networks," Current Research in Digital History 2, (2019): https://doi.org/10.31835/crdh.2019.10

Digital Project: Ruderman, Anne, Mark Heller and Harry Xue. Royal African Company Networks. www.racnetworks.wordpress.com. (2018).

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