Social and Cultural Analysis
Director of Metropolitan Studies
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.
External Affiliations: American Anthropological Association; American Studies Association; Society for the Social Studies of Science and Technology
Fellowships/Honors: National Science Foundation Research Grant for Neuroeconomics: From Synapse to Society 2006-2008; International Center for Advanced Study, New York Univerisity, Faculty Fellow, 2004-2005; Social Science Research Council, Dissertation Fellow, 2001-2002; University of California Insitute for Global Conflict and Cooperation, Dissertation Fellow, 2000-2001
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Out of the Pits: Traders and Technology from Chicago to London
Web link: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/193662.ctl
"The Derivative World," The Hedgehog Review, Summer 2010
"The City as Value Locus: Markets, Technologies, and the Problem of Worth," Thomas Bender and Ignacio Farias eds. Urban Assemblages. pp. 251-267, New York: Routledge (2009).
"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 Discipline of Speculators," Aihwa Ong and Stephen Collier eds. Global Assemblages: Technology, Politics, and Ethics as Anthropological Problems
, pp. 253-269, New York: Blackwell, 2005.
"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).