Caitlin Rosenthal

Assistant Professor

University of California, Berkeley

Caitlin Rosenthal is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her BA in political science from Rice University, summa cum laude, in 2005, where she was inducted into Phi Betta Kappa. She then went to Harvard University, where she completed an MA in History in 2010, and receieved her PhD in the History of American Civilization in 2012. She was awarded several postdoctoral fellowships, including the Newcomen Fellowship in Business History at Harvard Business School, which she accepted and completed in 2012-13. Her dissertation, From Memory to Mastery: Accounting for Control in America, 1750-1880, received the Krooss Dissertation Prize in Business History, and was a finalist for the SHEAR Dissertation Prize. She is currently working on developing her research into a book, From Slavery to Scientific Management: Accounting for Control in Antebellum America, under contract from Harvard University Press. He research concentrates on the history of numeracy and its relationship to the development of capitalism and democracy in the United States. She has found potentially groundbreaking ties between the management of slave-worked plantations and modern management practices, and continues to investigate this finding.