Past Member

Julia Ott

Affiliation

Social Science

Field of Study

History

Home Institution

The New School
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Julia Ott’s current research examines the origins of venture capital as an idea, as a form of investment, and as an organized industry. Between 1937 and 1982, concerns about venture capital gradually reoriented American political culture in a neoliberal direction, in favor of investors and the wealthy. The result was the less innovative and far more unequal economy that we live with today.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Social Science

Degrees

Yale University
Ph.D.
2007

Honors

2019-2020
Faculty Research Grant, Provost's Office, The New School
2019-2020
New Arizona fellowship, New America
2014-2016
Visiting Scholar, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University
2009-2010
Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation, New York City
2018
Civic Liberal Arts Grant, Eugene Lang College for the Liberal Arts, The New School
2017
Faculty Opportunity Award, Eugene Lang College for the Liberal Arts, The New School
2013
Grant Recipient, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on American Material Culture, Bard Graduate Center
2013
Vincent DeSantis Prize for the Best Book on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Appointments

The New School
2014–2020
Associate Professor of History
2007–2014
Assistant Professor of History