Nuala Zahedieh retired as Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Edinburgh in 2021 where she taught from 1990. She served as Director of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies from 2014-2019 and Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Global History from 2019-2020. She held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 1997-8 and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society (1994); Caird Senior Reseach Fellow at the National Maritime Museum (2008-2009); InterAmericas Fellow at John Carter Brown Library, Brown University (2010-2011); Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford (2017-2018). She serves on various committees including the Academic Panel of the Museum of London and is Chair of the Publications Committee of the Economic History Society. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences; Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; and Fellow of Academia Europaea.