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Stephen Leccese

Email: srleccese@gmail.com

Education:
BA, History, Hofstra University, 2012
MA, American History, Fordham University, 2014
        Thesis: "Emerging from the Sub-Cellar: John D. Rockefeller, Standard Oil, and the Rise of Corporate Public Relations in Progressive America, 1902-1908"

Research Interests:
I am interested in the development of capitalism in America, particularly the way business and economics interact with culture and society. My current research examines how mass consumption entered economic theory in the late nineteenth century.

Awards and Fellowships:
GSAS Research Support Grant, 2016
O’Connell Initiative on Global Capitalism Travel Grant, 2016
GSAS-American Studies Summer Institute Fellowship, 2015
Fordham University Five-Year Fellowship, 2014-2019
Graduate Assistantship, Fordham University, 2013-2014
Phi Beta Kappa Society, 2013
Phi Alpha Theta Society, 2012

Publications
“John D. Rockefeller, Standard Oil, and the Rise of Corporate Public Relations in Progressive America, 1902-1908,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (Accepted, Forthcoming 2017).

“Capitalism and Slavery in the United States (Topical Guide)” on H-Slavery, July 28, 2015.

Conference Presentations:
“Mass Consumption in American Economic Thought, 1865-1900,” 19th Annual Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference, Virginia Tech, VA, March 2016

"Fire and Ice: How the Combined Tactics of Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold Won the Battle of Saratoga," Phi Alpha Theta 2014 Biennial Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2014

"Fire and Ice: How the Combined Tactics of Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold Won the Battle of Saratoga," Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Ramapo College, New Jersey, 2013.