Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Sean K. Grant

Ph.D. Candidate
Economic & Financial History, Global & Transnational History, Scottish & British Imperial History





M.A., Centre for Scottish Studies, University of Guelph
B.A. (Hon.), Acadia University


I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in History at Queen’s University. Prior to Queen’s, I earned an M.A. at the University of Guelph’s Centre for Scottish Studies, and a B.A. (Hon.) in History from Acadia University.

My research interests are focused on economic history, financial history, and political economy, with a particular emphasis on Scotland and the British Empire. I am also interested in certain aspects of global maritime history and naval history, which was the focus of my previous graduate research.

My dissertation project examines Scottish overseas investment in British India during the First Era of Financial Globalization. By situating Scots investors within a complex and adaptive socio-economic system, I aim to contextualize and particularize our understanding of the factors that impacted investor-risk perceptions and global capital flows during the height of imperialism.

This research is being supported by a SSHRC Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship. Sandra den Otter and Ishita Pande are my co-advisors.