Francesca Lidia Viano (Laurea, Turin; PhD, Perugia) works on Atlantic migrations of ideas and culture, specializing in the history of economic and political thought. She has held post-doctoral fellowships in the Government department at Cornell University and, with a Royal Society-British Academy-Accademia dei Lincei grant, in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. She has written monographs on Thorstein Veblen and James Bryce, and her most recent book, a global history of the Statue of Liberty, reconstructs the political and economic history of the world’s most famous transatlantic symbol. She currently holds a research-grant from the Other Canon Foundation in Norway, and is completing a second doctorate at King’s College, University of Cambridge. She is editor-in-chief of Anthem Press’ “Economic Ideas that built America” series, published in collaboration with the Other Canon Foundation.