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November 14 & 15, 2013: Crisis Economics Workshop

“Crisis Economics”: a workshop to examine our socioeconomic and our epistemic crises beyond mainstream academic models and concepts. Thursday, November 14 Panel I:  The Recent Crisis and What it Means for the Discipline of Economics and Related Disciplines Friday, November 15 Panel II: What is new About Contemporary Capitalism and how is it Transforming the […]

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

Karen Ho and Hannah Chadeayne Appel examine the Occupy Wall Street movement. Karen Ho is Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Minnesota, and author of Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street. Hannah Appel is an anthropologist, currently a postdoctoral fellow with the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. She has been participating in the […]

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

To give context to the finance-led current crisis, Professor Ho will focus in particular on the takeover movement of 1980s as a key event that consolidated Wall Street’s financial influence in the American economy. Karen Ho is an assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. Her most recent work is Liquidated: An Ethnography of […]

The Political Economy of Financial Crisis: From Nicollet Mall to Wall Street, Spring 2009

GLOS 3900/5900, section 101, 1 credit Mondays 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 275 Nicholson Hall Instructor: Dara Strolovitch, Political Science, and Rachel Schurman, Sociology This one-credit course examines the history of and interplay between politics and economics in the current financial crisis. To those ends, we will host a series of speakers who will address historical antecedents to […]

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

November 3, 2008IASEvents, Video and Audio0

Karen Ho is a professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. Her most recent work is Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street (Duke University Press, 2009). To see an updated take by Prof. Ho, you can also watch her talk, “Three Decades of Financial Dominance and Crisis in the United States: A Talk on the Rise, Social […]

“Histories and Race”, 12/1/06

Rose Brewer, Professor of African American and African Studies, Karen Ho, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Keith Mayes Assistant Professor of African American and African Studies, and Richard Martinez, Assistant Professor of Chicano Studies, all of the University of Minnesota will be joined for a panel discussion by Tom Romero, Assistant Professor at the Hamline University […]

Workshop on Race and Pedagogy

Thursday November 30 and Friday December 1, 2006 Aims The aim of this workshop, organized by the Science/Nature/Culture collaborative, is to engage scholars who work and/or teach on issues related to race. Our hope is to facilitate conversation across the university on the complexities of teaching about race. Workshop presenters will speak on the difficulties and successes […]

Markets in Time: Capitalism and Power, 2006-2007

This collaborative seeks to bring together scholars engaged in conceptualizing and explaining capitalism and its highly variable expressions. The common effort of these scholars is to explore conceptions of capitalism and markets as a constructed set of relationships among people and places, over time and space, in contradistinction to capitalism or markets as pre-given, self-augmenting […]

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 […]