Anoush Fraser Terjanian’s research and teaching centre on the early theories and institutions of capitalism and modern democracy. Previously a tenured associate professor at East Carolina University, her first book, Commerce and Its Discontents in Eighteenth-Century French Political Thought (Cambridge UP), offers a prehistory to Piketty’s Le capital au XXIème siècle. A former Parliamentary Intern, Terjanian later served on Canada’s G-7/’Summit of the Eight’ delegation to the US. She grew her interest in bridging theory and practice while on secondment as the founding director of the US Social Science Research Council’s ‘Anxieties of Democracy’ programme, leading a team of over 75 interdisciplinary researchers to produce and broadcast a better understanding of the dilemmas of legitimacy and capacity faced by established democracies. Terjanian was appointed to the Governing Council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Resesarch Council of Canada (SSHRC) in 2018.