Critical Finance Studies
The Critical Finance Studies working group brings together faculty and postdoctoral fellows interested in studying financial practices, ideologies, and institutions from the perspectives of the humanities and social sciences.
Internationally, the emerging field of critical finance studies investigates topics like the history of slavery and finance, financial trading institutions, cultural production representing speculation, and social movements protesting the dominance of financial institutions in the economy. We hope to gather faculty and fellows pursuing a diverse array of topics in their research and teaching so as to deepen and broaden this new field.
Our plans for the group include a regular reading group; lectures and workshops conducted by visiting scholars; curriculum planning; and student outreach events.