Postdoc at WBS: Financially redesigning the Anthropocene

Warwick Business School is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow on a project led by Katharina Dittrich, entitled “Financially redesigning the Anthropocene: Investigating tools, data, and practices for climate risks and targets”. Capital allocation is a powerful way of distributing agency – both diverting and directing it. The consequences …

CFP: Financial infrastructures, July 2022

Financial infrastructures: From colonial trajectories to global digital transformations. University of Amsterdam/SASE 2022, 9-11 July 2022 Barbara Brandl, Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn, and Carola Westermeier are organizing a mini-conference in Amsterdam next year as part of SASE 2022. The growing concern of social scientists and the general public regarding the impacts of …

Postdoc opportunities at MPIfG, Cologne

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) is inviting applications for postdoctoral positions in the following areas: Political Economy (Professor Lucio Baccaro) ƒEconomic Sociology (Professor Jens Beckert). Posts are expected to start on 1 October 2022. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2022. More information available here.

CFP: Digitalisation and alternative monetary and financial spaces, 2022

Digitalisation and creation of alternative monetary and financial spaces. Université Grenoble Alpes, 9-10 June 2022. Researchers from Université Grenoble Alpes, Université de Genève and Université de Lausanne are organising a workshop on the theme of digitalisation and monetary-financial alternatives: This two-day workshop proposes an exploration of the intersection between digitalisation …

New article: Financialized savings in public water governance

Financialized savings in public water governance: An illustrative case study in the arid American West. Christopher Gibson. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2021). How does financialization of the economy impact public governance of natural resources? One way includes a shift in how savings and cash accumulation are understood and practiced within public …

CITYPERC seminar: Financialisation after the pandemic, 9 Dec

Financialisation reinforced: The dual legacy of the covid pandemic. CITYPERC online seminar, 9 December 2021, 17.30–19.00 GMT. The City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC) is running an online public seminar on the financial implications of covid-19. How has Covid-19 affected the power of finance? New research by Photis Lysandrou argues …

IHR seminar: History in financial times, 11 Nov

History in financial times. IHR Philosophy of History Seminar, 11 November 2021, 17.30–19.00 GMT. FSN chair Amin Samman will be speaking at the Philosophy of History Seminar Series, run by the Institute for Historical Research (IHR) at the School of Advanced Study in London. The event will take place online. …

New essay: World monies or money-worlds

World monies or money-worlds: A new perspective on cryptocurrencies and their moneyness. Adam Hayes. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2021). This essay makes the case that current debates about the ‘moneyness’ of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are occurring at the incorrect scale. Rather than being some form of trans-national digital money to …

Webinar series: Currency and empire

Currency and Empire Sawyer Seminars. Online, Sept-Nov 2021. The Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at the New School is running a webinar series on monetary policy, race, and power. Grappling with the multifaceted interrelationships between currency and empire requires lines of inquiry that transcend conventional disciplinary boundaries and that draw on …

Forthcoming book: Speculative Communities

Speculative Communities: Living with Uncertainty in a Financialized World. Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, University of Chicago Press 2021. In Speculative Communities, Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou examines the ways that speculation has moved beyond financial markets to shape fundamental aspects of our social and political lives. As ordinary people make exceptional decisions, such as the …