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Karen Ho, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2006

Karen Ho (Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts)

Professor Ho is working on a project is entitled “Eradicating Poverty Through Profit: Wall Street, Microfinance Institutions, and the Commercialization of Capital Market Access.” It aims at investigating neoliberalism in action through close ethnographic study of the creation of a new commercial market: the poverty market of micro financial services for the poor.  Her work contributed to “Disciplining Investment Bankers, Disciplining the Economy: Wall Street’s Institutional Culture of Crisis and the Downsizing of American Corporations.” American Anthropologist, Vol. 111, No. 2 (2009) and Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street (Duke University Press, 2009).

Professor Ho has returned to the IAS since to deliver public talks on the financial crisis and its aftermath:

“Wall Street Corporate Culture: Investment Banking and the Making of Financial Crisis”: A discussion with Karen Ho, November 3, 2008

“Three Decades of Financial Dominance and Crisis in the United States: A Talk on the Rise, Social Consequences, and Fall of Wall Street Investment Banks”: A presentation by Karen Ho, March 9, 2009

Occupy Wall Street – Discussion with Karen Ho and Hannah Chadeayne Appel, April 26, 2012

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