Deirdre N. McCloskey
Curriculum Vitae 

Personal:

Rank:
 
UIC Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999-present.
 
Professorial Chair of Social Thought, Academia Vitae, Deventer, The Netherlands, 2006-present

Address:
 
Department of History (m/c 198)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607-7104
Chicago Office:
UH 829 MC 228
University of Illinois at Chicago, 601 S. Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607-7104
Fax: 312-996-9839
Secretary:
Tonia Nikopoulos
Assistant to the Head
Department of English
Chicago, IL 60607-7104
Phone: 312-413-2203 E-Mail:tnikop1@uic.edu
E-mail (always forwarded): deirdre2@uic.edu
Web site: deirdremccloskey.org
Chicago Home:

720 S. Dearborn,  unit 206

Chicago, IL 60605-1820

Preferred number: 312-435-1479

Née "Donald"; married 1965-95; two children aged 37 and 31; gender reassignment 1995

        

Past Teaching and Research Appointments :
 
  • Tinbergen Professor, May-June annually for five years, Erasmusuniversiteit Rotterdam, Professor of Economics, Philosophy, and Art and Cultural Studies, 2001-2006
  • Laura C. Harris Visiting Distinguished Professor, Denison University, Feb-Mar 2003, in Women’s Studies and Economics.
  • Professor, short session, Summer School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, 16-20 July, 2001.
  • Professor of History, University of Iowa, 1980-99
  • Professor of Economics, University of Iowa, 1980-99
  • John F. Murray Chair in Economics, University of Iowa, 1984-99
  • Tinbergen Visiting Professor of Economics, Philosophy, and Art and Cultural Studies, Erasmus University, Jan-Dec 1996.
  • Honorary Simon Fellow, Department of History, University of Manchester, England, May-June 1992.
  • Fellow, Bellagio Study Center, Rockefeller Foundation, July 14-August 16, 1991: open fields.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of York, England, May-June 1985 and 1986.
  • Fellow, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University (rhetoric of economics; open fields); visiting Lecturer, Department of Economic History, Faculties, ANU, May-August, 1982.               
  • Associate Professor of History, University of Chicago, 1979-1980, tenured.
  • Associate Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, 1973-1980; tenured 1975.
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Department of History, Birkbeck College, University of London; Academic Visitor, London School of Economics, Sept, 1975-July, 1976.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford University, spring 1972.
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, 1968-1973.

Education:
 
  • B.A. Economics,  m.c.l., Harvard College, 1964; Ph.D. Economics, Harvard University, 1970
  • Summer School of Criticism and Theory, Hanover, NH, 1988.
  • Summer School in Law for Economics Professors (Henry Manne’s program), Hanover, NH, 1990.
 


Fellowships:
 
  • National Science Foundation grants: numerous before 1990.
  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 1983.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1984.
  • Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer, 1992-93.


Offices in Professional Associations :
 
  • International Cliometric Society: Co-founder (with Samuel Williamson, 1984) First “Clio” Award, 1985, for service to historical economics.
  • Social Science History Association: President 1988-1989.
  • Midwest Economics Association: President, 1989-1990.
  • Economic History Association: President, 1996-97
  • Eastern Economic Association: President, 2003-04
  • American Economic Association: Elected Member of Executive Committee, Mar 1994-
Publications:

Books:

British Enterprise in the 19th Century 4 articles + 14 short pieces
British Foreign Trade, 18th and 19th Centuries 5 + 1
The History of International Finance 3 + 5
Open Fields and Enclosure in England 9 + 10
The Industrial Revolution 2    + 13
Other Historical Subjects 1 +   4
Criticism in History and Economic History 13 +   8
Rhetorical Criticism in Economics 25 + 22

Invited replies to reviews of The Rhetoric of Economics

                 and to other rhetorical works
2 +  7
The Rhetoric of Inquiry 7 +   9 
The Rhetoric of Significance Testing 3 +   8
The Rhetoric of Law 5 +   5
Teaching Composition in Economics 2 +   2
Teaching Economics +   3
Academic Policy +   5
Intellectual Biography 3 +   7
Sociology of Science   4
The Ethics of the Virtues 14 +   7
Gender 14 + 14
Other Brief Academic Items   44
Other Journalism   6