Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis
- 2002 Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
- 1995 B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies and Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
- 2016-2017 Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Fellowship
- 2013-2014 Russell Sage Foundation Fellowship
- 2006-2008 National Science Foundation Research Grant for Neuroeconomics: From Synapse to Society
Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost.
“A Right to the Future: Student Debt and the Politics of Crisis” Cultural Anthropology 33 (4): 558-569, November 2018.
“How Will We Pay?’: ProjectiveFictions and Regimes of Planning in US Student Finance,” Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 8 (1/2) 239-251, June 2018.
“Finance.” Correspondences, Cultural Anthropology website, August 7, 2017.
“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.
“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).