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Munroe Center for Social Inquiry
Karen Ho

Karen Ho

University of Minnesota

"Wall Street, American Finance Capital,
and the Global City"

Tuesday, April 9
4:15 p.m.
Benson Auditorium, Avery Hall
Pitzer College

Karen Ho is the author of Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street and a professor of anthropology at the University of Minnesota. In reviewing Liquidated in the Financial Times, Gillian Tett wrote that Ho’s “ethnographic analysis has produced a fascinating” and “refreshingly novel” account of the financial sector of contemporary global capitalism. Ho’s other publications include “Finance” in the Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology and “Disciplining Investment Bankers, Disciplining the Economy: Wall Street’s Institutional Culture of Crisis and the Downsizing of American Corporations” in the American Anthropologist.

MCSI's spring public event series examines THE CITY: Issues of Sustainability, Social Stratification, Democratic Public Spheres, Privatization, Cosmopolitanism and the Arts.

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