Alyssa Maraj Grahame

Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics



Pettengill Hall, Room 169


Alyssa Maraj Grahame is a political economist who focuses on the politics of finance, crises and disasters, and theoretical traditions in political economy. Her work is forthcoming in Qualitative and Multi-Methods Research. She is also currently working on a book on the politics of financialization, which focuses on the rise of financial centers in the European Economic Area leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. Originally from Canada, she received her HBa in political science and anthropology from the University of Toronto and her PhD in political science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She held a Fulbright in Iceland in 2014-2015 and is a fellow of the Leifur Eiríksson Foundation. At Bates, she teaches courses that address various dimensions of political economy, including money and power, states of emergency, and the history of political economic thought. Given her regional expertise, many of her courses are cross-listed with the European Studies program. Her approaches to research and teaching highlight the importance of context and lived experience to the study of political economy. 

Fall 2020 courses: States and Markets; Economic Liberalism and its Critics

Winter 2021 courses: International Political Economy; Money and Power; the European Union