Dr William Pettigrew
Educated at Oxford and Yale, Will joined the School of History at Kent in September 2009. Before that he was Junior Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He has written on the history of the transatlantic slave trade and on the history of trading companies. His 2013 monograph history of the Royal African Company, Freedom's Debt won the Jamestown Prize. He is the lead investigator on a five-year Leverhulme Trust projectthat focusses on trading corporations as constitutional bridges between cultures. He is Director of the Centre for the Political Economies of International Commerce, which he founded at Kent in 2013.
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