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: