Lea Haller holds a postdoctoral position at ETH Zurich. Her research interests cover the history of science and technology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, and economic history. She completed her PhD in 2011 with a dissertation on the history of cortisone, focusing on the correlation between hormone theory, pharmaceutical standardization, and changing conceptions of health and disease in the first half of the twentieth century. Her current project, funded by a Branco Weiss Fellowship (Science in Society Foundation), is a history of global commodity trade in the twentieth century, with a focus on Swiss trading companies. During the academic year 2012–2013, Haller was a visiting scholar at Sciences Po, Paris. At CES she will continue her work on the history of trading practices, global networks, and geopolitics.
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