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Matthew Wormer

Matthew Wormer

Field: 
Britain
M.A. Yale University
B.A. Fordham University

Matthew Wormer is a historian of modern Britain and the British Empire. His dissertation, provisionally entitled "Opium in the Age of Liberal Reform: Classical Political Economy and the Remaking of the British Empire, 1783-1839," is a study of the relationship between liberal economic thought and the British East India Company's opium trade in South and East Asia. He has received grants and fellowships from Stanford's Europe Center, the Center for South Asia, the Mercatus Center, the Anglo-California/Stansky graduate fund, and the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) program, among others. In academic year 2018-2019 he will be conducting archival research in the United Kingdom and India with the support of a Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) from the Social Science Research Council.