"One of the world's leading interpreters of American mass culture."--That's how colleagues described Blaszczyk when awarding her Harold F. Williamson Prize for mid-career achievement in 2008. The Williamson Prize is awarded by the Business History Conference, the major international professional association for business historians.

REGINA LEE BLASZCZYK is Leadership Chair in the History of Business and Society and Professor of Business History in the School of History at the University of Leeds in the UK and Associate Editor at the "Journal of Design History."

She specializes in United States history; the cultural history of business; consumer society; the chemical industries, sciences, and technologies; and the history of design, fashion, retailing, and the creative industries. Her work is designed to reach both the general public and scholarly audiences, with particular emphasis on adult audiences and life-long learners.