In recent years, the Business History Conference has sprouted several interest groups that have coalesced around perceived needs. The first two, "Women in Business History" and "Business Historians at Business Schools," meet informally over lunch at the annual meeting to discuss issues in the profession and to network. The "Emerging Scholars" group began informally, but its leadership now constitutes one of the BHC standing committees.
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PhD Candidate, The George Washington University
Research Interests: Utopian Societies, Consumer Culture, Economic Development, Marketing, Entrepreneurism
Rahima Schwenkbeck is a PhD Candidate in American Studies at The George Washington University. A native of Niagara Falls, her interests include utopian studies, the history of US business, advertising and the privatization of space, although she has written on a range of topics from body...(read more)