Ellen Nye

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From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Boğaziçi University
Project Title: 
Credit Between the British and Ottoman Empires: Forging a Global Monetary System
Ellen Nye is a history Ph.D. student studying British and Ottoman economic history. Her research examines 18th-century merchants who operated across political economies in order to explore economic policies at an imperial and granular level. She is especially interested in revising assumptions about the history of capitalism by examining historical systems of credit in both European and Middle Eastern empires and how modern credit systems and financial frameworks emerged between them.
Ellen recived her B.A. with highest honors in history and Middle Eastern studies from Dartmouth College. There she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and received the Reichard 1966 Memorial Research Prize for the best undergraduate history thesis. She earned her M.Phil. in social and economic history with distinction from the University of Cambridge. Before coming to Yale,  Ellen spent a year conducting research in Istanbul through the support of a Fulbright research grant.