Karin Knorr Cetina & Alex Preda: Studying the Global Economy

As part of the CIS 50th Anniversary speaker series, Alex Preda joins Karin Knorr Cetina in a conversation on critical approaches to the global economy.

The CIS 50th Anniversary Thinking Globally dialogue series brings together acclaimed scholars to discuss the global stakes and global scale of contemporary research.

In this dialogue event, Prof. Alex Preda (King’s College London – Management) joins Prof. Karin Knorr Cetina (UChicago – Sociology & Anthropology) in a conversation on critical approaches to the global economy.

Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Prof. Mary Poovey (NYU) will be unable to participate in this event as was originally announced.

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 4.35.38 PMAlex Preda is Professor of Accounting, Accountability and Financial Management at King’s College London and currently, a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. His principal research activities relate to global financial markets, and his research interests include: strategic behaviour in financial markets; decision-making and cognitive processes in electronic anonymous markets; market automation and trading technologies; valuation processes in markets; the role of communication in decision-making processes; the public understanding of finance; the governance of global finance.  His publications include, Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism (2009) and Information, Knowledge, and Economic Life: An Introduction to the Sociology of Markets, (2009). He also edited with Karin Knorr Cetina the Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance (2012) and The Sociology of Financial Markets (2005).

Karin Knorr Cetina is Otto Borchert Distinguished Service Professor ofSociology, Anthropology, and of the Social Sciences in the College and Chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Chicago. Her research interests span financial markets, knowledge and information, as well as globalization, theory and culture. Currently, she is working on a book that examines global foreign exchange markets and post-social knowledge societies. Her previous books include Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge (2009) and The Manufacture of Knowledge: An Essay on the Constructivist and Contextual Nature of Science (1981).  She also edited with Alex Preda The Sociology of Financial Markets (2005) and the Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance (2012).


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