Teaching Fellows

Oliver Cussen

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences Oliver Cussen

Area of Study

Department of History

Oliver Cussen

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences

Oliver is a historian of old regime France and its colonial empire. His research explores the relationship between Enlightenment social theory and the global history of capitalism. His first book manuscript, Capital and Critique: The Commercial Imperialism of Old Regime France, is an intellectual history of France’s eighteenth-century global economy. Oliver teaches classes on the history of capitalism, environmental history, and the history of ideas. He is also a lecturer in the European Civilization core sequence.

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