The team of the TextileLab project is based at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, where it is embedded in the research group Economical and Social History. Please click on their names for full bios and publication lists.
Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk
Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk is an economic and social historian specialized in the history of labour relations, notably women’s and children’s work. She is currently Principal Investigator of the ERC-TextileLab project.
Corinne Boter is a social and economic historian interested in the history of gender labour market inequality. She is currently investigating the long-term development of men's and women's wages in the textile industry (1800-2000).
Sarah Carmichael is a social and economic historian. Together with Corinne Boter and Julia Samaras, she is currently in the process of building a dataset on wages in the textile industry from 1800 onwards as well as a dataset on global tariffs.
Aditi Dixit is a PhD candidate in social and economic history at Utrecht University. Her research is on the socio-historical determinants of the divergence between Indian and Japanese textile industry in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Kate Frederick is a social and economic historian, who is currently researching textile manufacturing in sub-Saharan Africa for the Race to the Bottom project.
Faheem Rokadiya is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk. His research is on industrialization and the continuation of household textile production in the UK and China ca. 1750-1990
Julia Samaras was a student assistant for the ERC-TextileLab project from 2019 till 2020. She is currently finishing her graduate degree on History of Politics and Society at Utrecht University.
Bianca Visser is project assistant. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the project. She organises the team meetings, take notes and carries out administrative tasks. Besides, she makes sure the website is up to date and attends the inquiries that come into the shared mailbox. Depending on the contents of the message, she will answer you herself, or will forward your request to the right person.