Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis
Ph.D. 2002 (Anthropology) University of California, Berkeley; B.A. 1995 (Middle Eastern Studies and Modern Culture and Media) Brown University.
Areas of Research/Interest:
culture and economy; cities and globalization; financial markets; technology and cities; science and technology studies; social theory.
American Anthropological Association; American Studies Association; Society for the Social Studies of Science and Technology
Selected List: Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Fellowship 2016-2017; Russell Sage Foundation Fellowship, 2103-2014, National Science Foundation Research Grant for Neuroeconomics: From Synapse to Society 2006-2008.
Selected List of Publications:“The Evangelical Finance Ethic,” American Ethnologist 43 (2) 325–338, May 2016.
“The Ethics of Wall Street,” Cultural Anthropology, May 2012.
“The Shortsighted Brain: Neuroeconomics and the Governance of Choice in Time,” with Natasha Schull, Social Studies of Science, 41(4): 515-538, August 2011.
Out of the Pits: Traders and Technology from Chicago to London
Web link: http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/O/bo4094663.html
"The Derivative World," The Hedgehog Review, Summer 2010.
"How to Read the Future: The Yield Curve, Affect, and Financial Prediction," Public Culture 21(2): 243-266, Spring 2009.
"Markets and Machines: Work in the Technological Sensoryscapes of Finance," American Quarterly 58(3): 815-837, September 2006.
"The Productive Life of Risk," Cultural Anthropology 19(3): 365-391, August 2004.
"Time, Space, and Technology in Financial Networks," Manuel Castells ed. The Network Society: A Cross-cultural Perspective, pp. 197-213, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2004.
"Ambiguous Numbers: Trading Technologies and Interpretation in Financial Markets," American Ethnologist 30(2): 258-272, May 2003. --- In Frontiers of Capital, Melissa Fisher and Greg Downey (eds.), Durham: Duke University Press (Forthcoming 2006).