Special issue: The asset economy

Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory, vol. 23 no. 1 (2022). Edited by Lisa Adkins and Martijn Konings. With contributions from the editors, Michelle Chihara, Jane Elliott, Ute Tellmann, Amin Samman and more. From a certain angle, the claim that asset logics are a prominent aspect of our time could be …

Book launch: Alice Mah’s Plastic Unlimited, 6 May 2022

Book launch – Plastic Unlimited: How Corporations are Fuelling the Ecological Crisis and What We Can Do About It City, University of London, 6 May 2022. CITYPERC will be hosting a public event to launch Alice Mah’s new book, Plastic Unlimited: How Corporations Are Fuelling the Ecological Crisis and What We …

Book launch: Liam Stanley’s Britain Alone, 16 March 2022

Book launch – Britain Alone: How a Decade of Conflict Remade the Nation City, University of London, 16 March 2022. CITYPERC will be hosting a public event to launch Liam Stanley’s new book, Britain Alone: How a Decade of Conflict Remade the Nation (Manchester University Press, 2022). Stanley will be joined …

Special issue: ‘Finance – tales of experiment and defiance’

Journal of Cultural Economy, vol. 15 no. 1 (2022). Edited by Daniel Seabra Lopes, Ines Faria and Sandra Faustino. With contributions from the editors, Alexandre Abreu, Ismail Erturk, Steffen Dalsgaard and more. This special issue addresses a series of post-2008 financial developments by mobilising the concept of the tale, understood …

PhD position at MPIfG, Cologne

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) is seeking a doctoral student in the field of private wealth research to join a project headed by Professor Jens Beckert. More information about the research topic can be found on the website of the Research Group on Wealth and …

Lectureship at City, University of London

The Department of International Politics at City, University of London, is inviting applications for a Permanent Lectureship in the field of International Politics or International Political Economy. The Department is home to the City Political Economy Research Centre, which you can read about on the CITYPERC website. Lecturer in International …

New 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 …

PhD positions at JLU Giessen

Two PhD positions have been announced by the Collaborative Research Centre at Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) on the “Dynamics of Security”. The posts are aimed at scholars working in the field of Security Studies and/or the Social Studies of Finance: The interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 138 “Dynamics of Security …

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 …