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Bethany Moreton, Professor of History, Dartmouth College
September 10, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bethany Moreton is Professor of History at Dartmouth College. Her first book, To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise (Harvard University Press, 2009) won the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize for best first book in U.S. history, the John Hope Franklin Award for the best book in American Studies, and the Emerging Scholar in the Humanities award from the University of Michigan. Another book, Slouching towards Moscow: American Evangelicals and the Romance of Russia, is under contract at Harvard University Press. Dr. Moreton is a series editor for Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism. Since receiving her doctorate in history at Yale in 2006, she has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge and a fellow at the Harvard Divinity School and the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin. She is a founding member of the Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas and a founding faculty member of Freedom University, which offers college coursework without charge to qualified Georgia high school graduates regardless of immigration status. Her most recent article, “Our Lady of Mont Pelerin: The ‘Navarra School’ of Catholic Neoliberalism,” appears in Capitalism: A Journal of History and Economics and is being translated for publication in Spain.
For the Carolina Labor Seminar, she will share an excerpt from her forthcoming book in the Near Futures series, Perverse Incentives: Economics as Culture War. This event will be held virtually via Zoom.