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Johan Mathew
Assistant Professor of History and Economics
910 Thompson Hall
(413) 545-1340 


Ph.D., History, Harvard University, 2012
A.B.,  Princeton University, 2004

Research Interests

Economic history with a focus on informal and illicit economies; colonial capitalism, historical, anthropological and sociological approaches to the study of exchange .


The Economics of Piracy

Honors & Awards

Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Graduate Fellowship
K. Austin Kerr Prize (Honorable Mention), Business History Conference, April 2011

Selected Publications

"Trafficking Labour: Abolition and the Exchange of Labour Across the Arabian Sea, 1861-1947", Slavery & Abolition, 33:1 (March), 2012

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