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Deirdre N. McCloskey

Distinguished Lecturer

Deirdre N. McCloskey
Deirdre N. McCloskey

Distinguished Professor Emertia
Economics, History, English, and Communication
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago

McCloskey is well-known for her analysis of “rhetoric of inquiry,”—how rhetoric affects understanding of scientific scholarship and its relation to public policy. Her historical trilogy books Bourgeois Era are highly acclaimed. She is an honorary fellow of the Institute for Economic Affairs in London and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. McCloskey was a member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Honors include the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award from the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Hayek Lifetime Achievement Award from the Austrian Economics Center. She will work with faculty and students in seminars and workshops and organize a university symposium.