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Andrew Abrams

Ph. D. Student

Advisor: Simon Middleton
Email: [[aabrams]]
Current Research: Atlantic World, Political Economy, History of Science

Andrew is a doctoral student at William and Mary where he researches timekeeping and temporality in the long eighteenth century. His work seeks to understand how evolving timekeeping technologies and practices translated into processes of political economic development in the British Atlantic, with particular interests in early capitalist growth, public finance, and scientific knowledge production. His broader interest in the history of horology runs from the invention of the balance spring in the seventeenth century, to the popularization of wristwatches post-WWII. Andrew received his BA and MA in History from the University of New Hampshire in 2017 and 2020 respectively, where his master’s work centered around the history of British science, eighteenth-century revolutions, and the history of capitalism. Before attending William and Mary, Andrew spent time working in immigration law.