Paula Vedoveli

Graduate Prize Fellow

Paula Vedoveli is a fifth year graduate student in the Department of History. She is writing a history of the financial networks that linked Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires to London and Paris in the second half of the nineteenth century. She focuses particularly on what she calls 'credibility brokers', intermediaries that played a crucial role in directing the flow of capital and sustaining the credit of their countries abroad. Paula's broader interests include the history of capitalism, the history of empires and cultural and social history of the nineteenth century. Over the last three years she has conducted multi-archival research in Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Scotland, and the United States. Her research has been kindly supported by the Program in Latin American Studies, the History Department, the Rothschild Foundation, and the History Project at Harvard.  Before arriving at Princeton, Vedoveli earned a B.A. in history from the University of Rio de Janeiro and a M.A. in international relations from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.