Jacob Soll

Professor of History and Accounting

University of Southern California

Jacob Soll is a professor of History and Accounting at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D from Magdalene College at Cambridge University, in 1998, before going on to win the Selma V. Forkosch Prize for the Best Article Published in the Journal of the History of Ideas in the Year for, "Amelot de La Houssaye (1634-1706) Annotates Tacitus". His first book, Publishing The Prince, explored the transformation of Machiavelli's, The Prince, into a radical work by both editors and publishers. More recently, he has been named a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship (2009-2010), as well as becoming a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. 

Currently, his book projects include a cultural history of accounting and politics, in addition to a history of the role of libraries and information technology in the Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries.