Kate Frederick is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at Utrecht University (2018-2021) specializing in industrial development in sub-Saharan Africa from the late pre-colonial to the early post-colonial era. Kate obtained her PhD in economic history (2018) from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and is currently affiliated with the European Research Council project "Race to the bottom? Family labour, household livelihood and consumption in the relocation of global cotton manufacturing, ca. 1750-1990." Kate currently co-edits the African Economic History Network blog.