Alex Cooper (University of Leicester and University of Catania)

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University of Leicester and University of Catania

Alex Cooper is a part-time DL PhD student at Leicester University at the Department of History, Politics and International Relations. Alex has a degree from Durham University in History (1988) and Master degrees in Applied Linguistics (2000) and Translation Studies (2018). Based in Sicily, she works at the University of Catania as an English teacher in the Department of Economics. Alex’s research project concerns commodities and capital flows between Sicily and the UK 1816-1861 and to date she has participated in several workshops including the European Association of Banking and Financial History (pod cast on “The Bank Of Sicily”, 2023), the Italian Association of Accounting History in Naples in 2022 ( Catalfo P and Cooper A, “ The Bankruptcy of Abraham Gibbs and the Crises of British Merchnt Banking in The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and Britain” in Accounting and Cultures 2023 Issue 2 DOI 10.3280/CCA2023-002004), and the History Indoors Series on youtube “The British in Sicily 1816-1861”.