Associate Professor of History, University of California Berkeley
Vanessa Ogle is a historian of Europe from the 18th century to the present. She is received her PhD from Harvard University and is currently Associate Professor of History at University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of The Global Transformation of Time: 1870-1950, which traced changing political, legal, and cultural regimes of time during an area of intensified global interactions between Europe and other world regions.
Her current project is Archipelago Capitalism: A History of the Offshore World, 1920s-1980s, which traces the emergence of tax havens, offshore finance, flags of convenience, and foreign trade zones as an economic order that emerged in the shadows during the long mid-century decades. These enclave-like sites became spaces where certain forms of unfettered free-market capitalism flourished, only to move from the offshore world back onshore with the rise of neoliberalism in the 1970s and 1980s.