Sean H. Vanatta
Fields of Study: History of Capitalism, United States
Advisors (anticipated): Julian Zelizer and Jonathan Levy
Sean Vanatta studies the development of United States capitalism, with a particular interest in financial intermediation and regulatory policy. He received an MA in history from the University of Georgia, where he also received a BBA in marketing and BA in history.
Sean’s current research focuses on the bank credit card industry, examining changes in federal and state regulation, geographies of banking and consumer credit, and the place of debt in popular politics and popular culture. He is also interested in credit card technology and incorporating the history of US banking into a global context.
Having grown up in Georgia, Sean retains a deep loyalty to the Georgia Bulldogs, and when he has free time, he enjoys being outdoors, cooking, and home brewing.