Ibanca Anand

Ibanca Anand (she/her)

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Research Interests: Modern US History, History of Political Economy, Intellectual History, History of the Social Sciences, Liberalism and Progressivism in the 20th Century, Cold War History, Agricultural and Environmental History

Ibanca Anand is a third-year PhD candidate in the History department at Johns Hopkins University. Her research areas include the history of American political economy, intellectual history, and the history of the social sciences. Her dissertation examines evolving economic ideas around land, agriculture, and the environment from the Progressive Era to the postwar period. On campus, she serves as a co-coordinator for the department’s Modern America seminar. 

Prior to Hopkins, Ibanca received a dual bachelor’s degree in Economics and Literature from Duke University in 2017, and a master’s degree in economic history from the London School of Economics in 2020. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Kathak, a South Asian classical dance form. From 2017 to 2019, she was a program manager for the Cleveland chamber of commerce’s Commission on Economic Inclusion. She is originally from North Brunswick, New Jersey.

Comprehensive Fields: Early American History, Modern American History, American Intellectual History & the History of Capitalism, Comparative Politics