Past Member

Charly Coleman

Social Science
Field of Study
Intellectual and Cultural History, Eighteenth-century France
From 9/2017 – 7/2018:

At IAS, Charly Coleman is writing a history of economic theology in eighteenth-century France, with an eye to the influence of sacramental theory on financial practice. The project aims to uncover a distinctly Catholic ethic of capitalism that, pace Weber, privileged the marvelous over the mundane, and the immediacy of enjoyment over delayed gratification.

Dates at IAS
  • Social Science
Stanford University Ph.D., 2005
Trinity University B.A., 1998
Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies 2016
Columbia University 2012 Assistant Professor of History
Washington University in St. Louis 2007–2012 Assistant Professor of History
University of Chicago 2005–2007 Harper-Schmidt Fellow